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Disney theme park planned for Ercan

17 September 2014

A multi-million dollar Disney-style theme park is being planned for a site near Ercan airport. The theme park will cover an area of 100.000 m2 or 10 hectares, ‘Cyprus Today’ reports.

The company behind the project, Gifa Holdings has presented its plans to the TRNC development authorities and says that the theme park could create 300 jobs. Gifa adds that it is waiting for the government to allocate the land in order to begin the project.

Director of the Cyprus Turkish Investment Agency (YAGA), Berkan Mustafa Toker confirmed that the agency had received an application from the company and that it was consulting the Ministry for the Interior. The company has asked for a bloc of hundreds of donums of land, he said adding that it is not easy to find hundreds of donums of land in a bloc near Ercan that is owned by the state.

He added that they are now looking for an alternative location.

“The feasibility study envisages a park with a one-off entrance fee, with rides to include, drop towers, Ferris wheels, log flumes, motion platforms, rollercoasters”, writes the paper.

Meanwhile, speaking also to the paper, an engineering official of Gifa construction has said that the project will cost hundreds of millions of US dollars to be built and added that it will be constructed by professional Italian, German and Turkish firms.

The official added that the park will have many attractive features similar to that of Disneyland, however, incorporating Turkish Cypriot culture. “Among the many features the project includes is the construction of hotels, funfair rides, waterfalls, reservoirs”.

The same official said that 80% of the plans of the project were already completed and stated that they are now waiting for the government authorities’ decision on the allocation of land.

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