Seven projects in the Municipality of Polis are 'mature' and can easily be financed by European Union Structural Funds, said the Mayor of Polis Chrysochous, Angelos Georgiou Odysseos.
The seven projects include the restoration of the historic centre of the town where the old elementary school will be renovated in order to build an open-air amphitheatre. The central areas of the city will be linked and a cultural eco-friendly route created with the construction of walkways that will lead to the historical monuments of the city, from the centre to the eucalyptus trees.
Additionally, the landscaping and renovation of the municipal market in the central core of the municipality will also be carried out. The total cost for the entire outline of the project, as he said, amounts to €2,800,000.
Odysseos added that the regeneration of the coastal front which has been budgeted based on a preliminary estimate of the cost of construction of the second phase as €5.75m is also a mature project.
Additionally, the Polis sewage system and its surrounding communities with an estimated cost at 2004 prices of around €17,955,163, the upgrading and reconstruction of the Polis camping site estimated project at €1,450,000, the construction of a multipurpose senior citizen centre according to preliminary costs was estimated at €2.6m, the creation of a linear park along the Polis riverbed estimated at €800,000 and finally the creation of artificial reefs in the region of Latchi, to develop fisheries that attract diving tourism and public awareness for protection of marine life was estimated to cost €300,000.
Odysseos clarified that these are not projects that the Municipal Authority has been planning today, but on the contrary has been preparing for a long time. Most of them, he continued, are ready on paper, while others have already been given licences or have already secured some sponsorship regardless of whether these have progressed or not.
The remaining ones, he added, cannot mature that easily and proposals need to be submitted in order to seek funding.