Paphos to get Desalination Plant as Minister Welcomes Increase Inflow of Water to Dams


A contract for a desalination plant in Paphos was signed on Thursday to ensure the area’s needs for water can be met, irrespective of rainfall levels.

“We are preparing so that we can deal with the droughts that will come in future years,” Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis said after the agreement was signed by representatives of the Water Development Board and Caramondani Desalination Plants Ltd.

The desalination plant is in line with the government’s policy to break dependence on the weather, he said.

Kadis expressed satisfaction with the increased inflow of water into the dams this winter, but said the trend over recent years was for less rainfall because of climate change. The years of abundant rain, such as 2018-2019,  are becoming less frequent, he added.

The desalination plant was one of several infrastructure projects that will improve the water equilibrium in Cyprus, adding that he will soon be submitting a comprehensive water policy to cabinet.

This will focus on managing water resources and dealing with drought not only by projects which will increase available water but that will also introduce better management of these resources.

“The contract is being signed during a period of abundant rain and it is a good opportunity to send the message that the rainfall has not made us complacent and that we are fulfilling the pledges we have made. The consequences of climate change and the continued increase in demand for water leave no room for complacency,” he said.

The contract covers a period of 25 years and includes the desalination plant as well as the construction of a water storage tank with a capacity of 15,000 cubic metres.

Its completion will bring the number of desalination plants in Cyprus to five with a capacity of meeting up 80% of demand for drinking water in large urban and tourist areas.





View All Projects

Adonis Beach Villas

A state-of-the-art seafront project, Adonis Beach Villas will take your breath away from the moment you enter. Set in one of the most desirable locations in Chloraka, ...

Coral Seas Villas

Located on the coastline and in the pristine, sought-after area of Coral Bay, PaFos, Leptos Estates’ five-star, and award-winning Coral Seas Villas is a show-sto...

Kamares Village

Leptos Estates has created one of the most exclusive developments in Cyprus that is amongst the most distinctive in the Eastern Mediterranean, Leptos Kamares Village. Thi...

Limassol Del Mar

An excellent seafront development, in ultra-desirable coastal Limassol, Cyprus, with unobstructed sea views from all apartments. This landmark development consists of ...