Cypriot marinas in need of modern rules

The need to modernize Cyprus' marina legislation was raised this week before the House Commerce Committee, with its chairman, Kyriakos Hatzigiannis, declaring his willingness to move forward with a legislative proposal.

He asked the Deputy Ministry of Tourism to prepare, in consultation with the relevant departments and the marina association, and inform Parliament on how to proceed with the modernization of legislation, while putting the draft for the change of legislation before the committee in the next few weeks.

The current legislation dates back to 1977 and contains outdated provisions (given that it governs the operation of marinas built several decades later), with all of the implications for dealing with key issues that arise in the operation of today's modern marinas in Ayia Napa, Limassol and Larnaca. The law has remained unchanged since then.


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