To the Cyprus Minister of Internal Affairs Mr. Socratis Hasikos & the Shacolas Group
Stop the environmental encroachment for development of THE LIMNI SITE by the golf course and villas complex
Environment Commissioner, Ioanna Panayiotou, condemns the destructive interference in Polis and urges the Minister of Interior, Socrates Hasikou with political decision to seek an immediate end to the destruction and restore the area to its original condition. As stated in the Environment Commissioner, the area was declared protected under the European Natura 2000 -
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The prolonged Work in Cyprus for ensuring Turtle survival in Akamas
About the Limni Development Project by Shacolas Group
Social and economic benefits The Shacolas Group envisages creating an iconic resort, a tourist-enriching development that will attract high-end visitors and golf enthusiasts, which is also an objective of the Cyprus government. The project, as it is being proposed, is expected to yield multiple economic and social benefits both for the communities in the broader area of Polis but also for Cyprus in general. The project‟s construction and design will create hundreds of jobs, while more than 1000 permanent staff will be required to run it once it is operational. The project will also encourage the growth of small to medium sized businesses in the area to cater to its extended and multi-faceted needs. Moreover, it will yield significant revenues for the government in the form of income tax, VAT, tourist and other taxes, as well as revenues for the local municipality and the surrounding communities.
It is a project with multiple benefits for Cyprus but with no mention to the need for preservation and Biodiversity needs of the area.