IN an effort to improve its tourist product, the Cyprus Government has announced plans to increase the number of golf courses on the island from three to fourteen.
Meeting with businessmen to discuss the plans, Antonis Paschalides, the Cyprus Minister of Commerce Industry and Tourism said that “The proposal stipulates that there will be up to 14 golf courses in Cyprus,” adding that there are three courses already operating on the island and that “Golf courses certainly reinvigorate effectively the tourist industry“.
He went on to say that the government wants development, but adding that there should be a balance between development and the environment.
The Minister said that he will look into the concerns of the businessmen and will discuss them with other Ministers in the Ministerial Committee dealing with the matter adding that after a consultation there will be a balanced proposal satisfying all those concerned.
Paschalides called for a “geographical balance,” stating that the golf courses will be constructed in Larnaca, Famagusta and Paphos.