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Ministers band together to improve Cyprus ports

The Ministers of Transport, Shipping and Tourism vow to work together to resolve problems and improve services

Source: CNA

Ministers responsible for Transport, Shipping and Tourism visited on Thursday the new DP World Limassol passenger terminal to express their determination to work together to resolve any problems and improve services.

Minister of Transport, Alexis Vafeadis, explained that the actions to be taken are horizontal, and thus they all visited the area to see firsthand the problems and how to jointly undertake actions to improve both the activities in the port and the impact these activities will have on the rest of the economy, specifically on tourism, ship refueling, ship management, etc.

Deputy Minister of Shipping Marina Hadjimanolis said that their visit is of particular importance, given the fact that this year they expect the number of cruise ships arriving at the port of Limassol to double. She said that Royal Caribbean will soon open offices in Limassol and has registered a cruise ship in the Cypriot registry, adding that this is a great advertisement and expressing hope that more ships will be registered at the Cypriot registry.

Deputy Minister of Tourism Kostas Koumis said that they are in consultation with the companies currently operating itineraries and the intention is to extend the dialogue with other companies that may be interested, so as to increase the volume of visitors arriving at Cypriot ports, stressing the importance of quality services offered.


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