Melco welcomes Cyprus’ new underministry for tourism

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Melco welcomed the Parliament's decision to assign an underministry of culture. Credits: Cyprus Tourism News

The casino company welcomed the Parliament’s decision to establish an underministry for tourism.

Cyprus.- Melco International’s consortium in Cyprus, formed to develop its City of Dreams Mediterranean facility, has welcomed the country’s new underministry for tourism through a statement released on Thursday.

Craig Ballantyne, property president of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos, said: “The goals of the new deputy ministry are fully aligned with our efforts to offer top quality hospitality and entertainment and to transform Cyprus into a year-round destination. To this end we look forward immensely to working closely with the deputy ministry on our upcoming projects,” Cyprus Mail reported.

Melco unveiled its first European facility last month with the opening of a temporary casino (C2) in Zakaki. The casino will be operational until 2021 when the company is expected to open City of Dreams Mediterranean in Limassol. The 4,600-square-meter casino includes a 1,300-square-meter gaming area and is expected to bring 25,000 guests every month. It features 33 tables and 242 slot machines, as well as a VIP gaming area and food and retail options. The facility is open 24 hours and welcomes players over 21-years-old.