The City of Dreams Mediterranean, Cyprus’ first ever casino resort, has today resumed development as owner and operator Melco Resorts & Entertainment liaised with the Council of Ministers; the executive branch of the Cypriot government.
Construction on the project was ground to a halt due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, but now government ministers have lifted restrictions on businesses and workers in the construction sector.
However, it is not business as usual as a number of government departments have compiled advice and guidance on how to operate safely so that construction workers are protected at all times.
A series of measures are being implemented on the construction site, including the submission of health declaration and regular temperature checks on-site.
In addition, workers will be required to wear protective face masks whilst working on site and disinfectant and hand sanitizer will be provided upon entrance and exit of the construction site, along with shared spaces at the facility being regularly cleaned.
Vice President of Construction at Melco Resorts & Entertainment Will Cornish commented on the news:
“The outbreak of the COVID- 19 pandemic may have affected our original timeline, but Melco prioritizes the safety of our colleagues and project quality. We remain committed to the Cyprus project; with our aim to deliver a premium entertainment experience, to offer the highest standards of service whilst ensuring a safe environment for all guests.
We are aware that our role in the growth of the tourism industry and more broadly in Cyprus’ economy is of vital importance, especially during these challenging times.
We will work tirelessly to ensure that, following this crisis, the country will emerge as a point of reference for luxury tourism, creating a positive impact for society.”
In Cyprus, like many other parts of Europe, gaming establishments and hospitality venues are to remain closed until at least mid-July.