Melco Resorts & Entertainment has recommenced construction works at its €550 million Cyprus integrated resort, City of Dreams Mediterranean, after the Council of Ministers lifted restrictions on the construction sector.
In a statement, Melco said it is adhering to strict guidelines issued by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance and the Department of Labour Inspection, as well as the Ministry of Health’s Medical and Public Health Services, to protect construction workers. It will also implement further measures of its own including a requirement for all workers to submit an internal health declaration and have temperatures checked at the construction site entrance.
Hand sanitizers and disinfectant alcohol will be available at the site’s gates and office, masks distributed to all workers daily and all offices and shared spaces cleaned regularly throughout the day.
“The outbreak of the COVID- 19 pandemic may have affected our original timeline, but Melco prioritizes the safety of our colleagues and project quality,” said Will Cornish, Vice President of Construction at Melco.
“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.”
Operations at Melco’s four satellite casinos in Cyprus – C2 Paphos, C2 Ayia Napa, C2 Nicosia and C2 Larnaca – as well as temporary facility C2 Limassol near the City of Dreams Mediterranean have been suspended since 16 March due to COVID-19. It was recently revealed that the casinos would be allowed to reopen from 14 July.