A RUSSIAN foundation called the International Club philanthropists and patrons of Europe has unveiled plans to build an international convention centre on Cyprus’ southern coast.
If all goes according to plan, the project will be constructed on a hill overlooking the sea in an area to the west of the fish taverna located on the beach at Agios Georgios Alamanos in Monagroulli.
According to reports, the project will include a conference centre for 1,300 delegates, a presidential convention centre for 300 delegates, a theatre and luxurious banqueting hall and musical events. It will also include a number of cafes and restaurants.
The project’s centre-piece will be a record-breaking 135 metre statue of an angel provisionally named “The Kind Angel of the World”. It has been reported that, like the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York Harbour, lifts will carry visitors to the top of the statue.
A modern church, the Temple of Kindness and Peace, will be built at the base of the statue and the project will cost in the region of €100 million.
Apparently, the project has received the blessing of the Island’s Archbishop.
At the present time, the world’s tallest statue is the ‘Spring Temple Buddha’ in the People’s Republic of China, which is 128 metres high. New York’s Statue of Liberty is 93 metres high, while Christ the Redeemer, which overlooks the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, is 39.6 metres high.