World Bank aids Akamas development

World Bank aids Akamas development

Cyprus’ Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Costas Kadis and Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios met with representatives of the World Bank on Thursday in order to formulate a tourism strategy for Cape Akamas.

“Today we had the opportunity to meet with the representatives of the World Bank, those responsible for the programs in Southern Europe and for Cyprus in particular,” Kadis said in a statement, adding that they will discuss the possibility of formulating a tourism strategy specifically for Akamas, with the goal to protect the area and at the same time provide many benefits to the local communities.

Kadis said there is accumulated experience from other regions as well, noting that Cyprus and Akamas are good examples “where tourism and tourist activities, which use the protection of nature and the natural environment as a competitive advantage, can work in favor of local communities as well,” he noted.

The minister added that the goal is for the World Bank to undertake the provision of technical assistance for the formulation of such a strategy and, following that, to financially support the implementation of the strategy.

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