In large comparative advantages of our country are the natural conditions for marine tourism development existence. Calm seas and sunshine. Despite the delay that exists, it appears to be a constant goal that Cyprus can enter the map of marine tourism and gain of the most beautiful marinas in the Mediterranean. A marina in every coastal city of Cyprus is the vision of the development of nautical tourism in Cyprus and the aim is to become an attraction vacationers middle and upper-income, especially from neighboring countries such as Israel, Egypt and Lebanon.
The plans for development and improvement of our tourism product are not something new. Indeed, the story about Paphos marina goes back to the decade since the case was brought to court and just this year was awarded the bid! During this year and was awarded the bid for the marina Paraliniou. Also from 2010 discussed the redevelopment of the old port of Larnaca and the marina, however, negotiations with the Zenon Consortium ended in a deadlock. But this year Larnaca resets the basis for the vision of integrated development of the port and marina, and recently presented and the study of the E & Y consultants estimate that 2018 will be able to start work the marina.
The Limassol Marina is the only marina in operation that attracts thousands of visitors. This marina opened its doors in 2013, and in conjunction with the marina of Ayia Napa, which will this year begin the first phase of construction will dynamically put Cyprus at the nautical chart.
In the summer of 2010, amid the global financial crisis and recession in Greece, seven companies based in Cyprus and Greece took the bold decision to fund and implement one of the largest and most ambitious infrastructure projects on the island. The John & Paraskevaides Ltd companies., J & P - Avax SA Fragoudi & Stephanou Ltd., Cybarco Limited, LMDC Services Ltd, Athena SA and CADS Holdings Ltd had a common vision: the construction and operation of an integrated coastal development project in heart of Limassol. The operation of the Limassol marina officially began in 2013 with the total cost amounting to € 400 million.
Nearly six years later, the Limassol Marina Ltd has achieved its purpose and work has changed the face of the city. It combines 211 luxury apartments and 74 special villas with private berths or direct access to the sea, 650 berths for yachts up to a length of 110 meters and 54 commercial deployments.
Responsible marketing and public relations of Limassol marina Sophia Paraskeva told that all the luxury apartments that have been delivered to date have already been sold. "With real estate sales in excess of € 245 million., And additional bookings of around € 35 million. The Limassol marina continues to expand," said Mrs. Paraskeva, noting that it has placed on the market a new range of luxury apartments to cover the growing demand. These 29 houses in Nereus complex, of which now remain available only ten apartments. Sales of villas with private berths or direct access to the beach, reached only 70% a few months after the completion and delivery. He added that the luxury homes have attracted the interest of investors from 18 different nationalities.
Marina Agia Napa
The deposit of the foundation stone, marking the start of the marina Agia Napa construction work, scheduled for September 30, 2016, in the presence of the President Nicos Anastasiades.
The first part of the construction of Makronissos Marina entrusted to Greek company TERNA SA, the company MM Makronisos Marina Ltd (involving 80% of the Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris and 20% Caramondanis company). Will follow a separate tender for the second phase of construction, which will include residential (two towers and villas) and commercial developments. Total for the construction work is estimated to generate in excess of 800 new jobs by contractors and subcontractors and in addition will be employed about 200 people for the operation and management of the project.
It is expected that the project will be completed in five years, with an investment of around 220 million. Euro. The marina will be a capacity of 600 berths and will have commercial and residential deployments total area of about 30,000 sq.m.
The importance of the project for Ayia Napa and the surrounding area praised the mayor of Ayia Napa John Karousos, who emphasized that "the marina of Ayia Napa is the basis to implement our vision and make Agia Napa the best most cosmopolitan Mediterranean resort '.
The company PMV Maritime Holdings Ltd was awarded the tender for the construction and management of marina Paralimni. The total project cost is estimated to reach € 110 million. And will be built in the area of the fishing port of Aghios Nikolaos, in Paralimni and under contract, the work is expected to start around the middle of 2017. It is a small and flexible marina capacity of 300 vessels and will include residential, tourist and commercial developments.
Finally, end with the courts ...
The consortium «Poseidon Grand Marina of Paphos» commissioned by the Ministry of Commerce, the construction of the marina Paphos, while the total cost for the construction of the project is expected to reach € 400 million. The Paphos marina which will be built at "Potima" of Kissonerga, on the coastal road of Coral Bay, it has capacity of 1,000 vessels around and includes over 42,000 sq.m. residential and commercial developments. As reported in the press, the project has many peculiarities such as the fact that the residential development will be entirely at sea, on artificial islands. This development caused euphoria in Paphos, with economic and tourist operators to refer to the entrance of the province into new era of development.
The case of the creation of Paphos marina came to court because consortia which submitted tenders until the date was set, ie June 29, 2007, had filed an appeal to the Tenders Review Authority which eisigountan that the award of the tender in one of consortia did not meet the criteria and conditions of the contest. The Tenders Review Authority after examining the appeal came to the decision that the application were correct and canceled the initial award by the contracting authority. Then, the other consortium affected by the decision of the Tenders Review Authority filed an appeal to the Supreme Court requesting a stay of proceedings and an interim order, and indeed achieved the Reviewing Authority Decision provisional suspension order. Subsequently submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court, which quashed the interim order and the Reviewing Authority. Since then, the case was pending in the courts until early 2016 when the Supreme finally epedikase work on "Poseidon Grand Marina of Paphos". Larnaca Marina: A story without end ...
The Cabinet has given approval to the Zenon Consortium from the start date of the negotiations in July 2010, for a large number of extensions in an attempt to reach agreement without success. "Despite the efforts made by the Government to reach agreement on the Harbour project and the Larnaca Marina, the Zenon Consortium failed to meet its commitments and obligations assumed," the government official said after five years -in 15 June 2015. therefore, the negotiations finally ended and the government decided not to renew the period of validity of the offer ended then.
The international rating agency E & Y recently presented the study carried out with respect to the uniform development of the port and the marina of Larnaca. According to the study, it should be remodeling the whole of the Larnaca harbor front, with mooring of larger vessels, since -as tonistike- there is the will to develop other functions such as port cruise. Regarding the marina, the study provides berthing 700 vessels, creating land maintenance sites and repair of large vessels, storage areas and parking spaces.Also, the creation of offices, shops, restaurants and coffee-shops and the building of houses and five star hotel. According to the designers of the project, the objective is the development of the port and the marina of Larnaca is sustainable, to provide jobs and offer the economy of both the city and the country. The government aims to complete the preliminary study in early September 2016 and invitation of tenders order in 2017 to find an investor.
The ultimate goal, if all goes according to plan, the successful bidder to start in 2018 working on the integrated development of the harbor and marina.
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