Commerce Minister George Lakkotrypis said on Friday that the Melco-Hard Rock consortium super casino will create 3,000-4,000 jobs for the construction and operation of the complex.
“I don’t have a full image for the jobs created by the satellite casinos, but for the casino-resort, approximately 3,000-4,000 jobs will be created both for construction and the subsequent operation”, said Lakkotrypis on state radio.
In addition, Lakkotrypis said that the Labour Ministry is preparing programmes to train the unemployed for the jobs that will be created at the casino, which is set to open by 2020.
Regarding the satellite casinos, Lakkotrypis said “the consortium has every right to operate temporarily in Limassol, and in other districts.”
“They also have every motive to operate as soon as possible in such establishments (satellite casinos). Let us let them decide where they will be going and I am sure that as soon as they are ready they will make the announcement,” said the Commerce Minister.
The casino resort will feature a world-class casino, luxurious 6-star hotel, concert and conference halls, and plenty of other tourist services.