The government in Cyprus plans to increase its golf courses to 14 in a bid to enrich its tourist product, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Antonis Paschalides said.
”The proposal stipulates that there will be up to 14 golf courses in Cyprus,” he said, adding that three already operate on the island.
He added that government desires development, adding however that there should be a balance between development and the environment.
Paschalides said that he will examine the concerns expressed by the business people and will discuss them with the other ministers composing the Ministerial Committee dealing with the issue.
He added that after a consultation there will be a balanced proposal so everybody concerned will be satisfied.
”Golf courses certainly reinvigorate effectively the tourist industry,” he said.
Paschalides called for a ”geographical balance”, adding that the golf courses will be constructed in Larnaca, Famagusta and Paphos.