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Occupied areas: Cable cars planned for Bellapais and Saint Hilarion

They are in the final stages of study, said the ''Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture''

Source: CNA

"The cable cars in Bellapais and Saint Hilarion, which are in the final stages of planning, are among the most significant projects in the development of alternative tourism," said "Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture" and President of the "TRNC" DK, Fikri Ataoglu.

In an interview with the newspaper Kibris yesterday, Mr. Ataoglu also referred to the works at the ports of Kyrenia and Famagusta, saying that the project of the Famagusta port is in the final stage, while for the old port of Kyrenia, he said that "it will be the pride of our country, a center of interest and literally the pearl of the island."

Commenting on the situation in tourism, he stated that in 2022, the number of tourists reached 85% of the pre-pandemic numbers and the winter tourism campaign, which was launched by his "ministry," contributed significantly to the increase in the number of tourists. He also mentioned that in the first three months of 2023, the number of tourists who had visited the occupied areas during the corresponding period in 2019, before the pandemic, was achieved.

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