In Cyprus, the national MSP Bill (Law 114(I) of 2017) was approved on 29 September. The Bill clearly defines the responsibilities and the role of the various institutions in MSP:
- Maritime Spatial Planning Committee (15 members: ministries/ departments / services of the government) (responsible for the preparation of the draft Maritime Spatial Plan);
- Inter-ministerial Committee (6 Ministers) (responsible for the per-approval of the Plan);
- The Council of Ministers ((final approval of the Plan);
- The Minister of Transport, Communications and Works (as the central coordinating Competent Authority) is responsible for coordinating the necessary actions for MSP.