The contract for the construction of an extremely important project for the protection of the environment and public health, as well as for the avoidance of the risk of loss of both national and community resources, was signed in September 2020, in the presence of the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Mr. Costas Kadis . This is the design, construction and operation of the long-awaited “Achna Wastewater Treatment Plant”, which will serve the Municipalities of Deryneia and Sotira, the communities of Xylofagos, Xylotympos and Ormidia, Larnaca District, as well as the communities of Agios Geos, Agios Geos , Achna, Liopetri, Frenaros, of the Province of Famagusta.
The cost of Design and Construction of the Project amounts to 24.833.365 Euros and includes the construction of a Joint Sewage Treatment Plant, with a capacity of 10.644 sq.m. per day, which will be located within the boundaries of the Achna Community, northeast of the Achna Dam. The award of the Contract for the Design and Construction of the Project was assigned to the Company CYFIELD ENGINEERING AND CONTRACTING PUBLIC LTD and the duration of the Contract amounts to 22 months. The Agreement was signed on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus by the Director of the Water Development Department, Dr. Charalambos Hatzipakkos and on behalf of the Contractor, the General Manager of CYFIELD ENGINEERING AND CONTRACTING PUBLIC LTD, Ms. Despina Chrysochou.
At the same time, the Contract was signed between the Sewerage Council of Kokkinochorion (SAK) and the Company CYFIELD ENGINEERING AND CONTRACTING PUBLIC LTD for the operation and maintenance of the Station for a period of 20 years with a total cost of 18.863.418.64 Euros and the amount of 610.000 Euros related to purchase of equipment. The said Agreement was signed on behalf of the Sewerage Council of Kokkinochorion (SAK), the Mayor of Deryneia and President of SAK, Mr. Andros Karagiannis, and on behalf of CYFIELD ENGINEERING AND CONTRACTING PUBLIC LTD, the General Manager, Ms. Despina.