first_imgThe Presidential Palace on Tuesday accused certain quarters of trying to smear the president’s name by linking him to a company that plans to develop a large tract of forest in the village of Pera Pedi, Limassol.The presidency said main opposition mouthpiece Haravghi and Green Party chairman Giorgos Perdikis were trying to implicate Anastasiades with the development in question, which is opposed by the forest and the water departments because of the significant impact it would have on the environment.The paper suggested that part of the land earmarked for the project belonged to the president, something he denied.The report, which the president denied, said Anastasiades was a one twelfth owner of a parcel of land measuring 83,279 square metres, which his mother had given to him.In a written statement, the presidency said the company, Parnitha Development Ltd, acquired a significant area of land, including that belonging to the president’s family in the area, except the plot belonging to Anastasiades.The authorities can confirm that the planned development did not include the president’s plot, the statement added.“As has already been stated by the president, after the sale of his brother’s and sister’s shares, none of his family members have any relation or interest in the development in question.”Anastasides attributed the reports to his opponents’ need to resort to unorthodox methods ahead of the presidential elections.“Political culture prescribes resorting to constructive, negative even, critique and political disagreement, but not to false claims in a bid to hurt the dignity and ethos of a political opponent.”The development will be built on an expanse totalling almost 200,000 square metres, of which construction will cover more than 24,000 square metres, including a hotel, a spa, five villas, a church, and a stable to host up to eight horses.Preliminary estimates said that the development would require 2,114 trees to be felled, while subsequent figures increased the number to over 3,000. The developers say they plan to plant 1,800 new trees to compensate.You May LikeYahoo SearchResearch Best Compact SUV Cars. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today!Yahoo SearchUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs OnlineMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndoDr. Marty3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. MartyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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