Areas of Practice

Infrastructure

Cyprus is well connected via sea, air and telecommunications. Due to its advanced telecommunications network and the superb regional and global connectivity on offer, the island is considered as one of the most important telecommunication hubs in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East region. This is also enhanced by an extensive submarine fibre optic cable network and access to major satellite systems.

 

In addition, Cyprus' role as a regional commercial and business centre, coupled with the increasing tourist traffic, has led to the development of a wide network of air-routes offering excellent connections with Europe, Africa, and Asia. The country's two international airports are situated near Larnaca and Paphos, while a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract has been signed for the construction of the new Larnaca and Paphos airports.

 

The multi-purpose ports of Limassol and Larnaca are the country's main sea gateways for seaborne cargo and passenger traffic. Both ports have become important regional warehouse and distribution centres.

 

Finally, the island has developed a network of four lane highways linking all central destinations. Indicatively, the motorway density ratio of Cyprus is approximately 33 km/1.000km2 (2002 figures), while the corresponding EU average figure for the same year was about 15 km/1.000km2.

 

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