Majorca Daily Bulletin

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Douglas signs up for educational project

Father-to-be Micheal Douglas flies in to Majorca next Tuesday for a busy week on the island. Next week the Hollywood mega-star, who is to marry British actress Catherine Zeta-Jones this year, will be opening his Costa Nord cultural centre in Valldemossa, on which he has spent over £2 million. The Bulletin revealed two weeks ago that the cultural centre, which has been set up by Douglas to help promote and protect the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range in the north of the island, an area where he has owned an estate for 20 years and fallen in love with, will also be used as an important vehicle for educating children in Majorca about the history and importance of the Tramuntana and the protection of the environment. Yesterday it was announced that Michael Douglas, the Insular Council of Majorca and the Association for Nature Protection, will sign a joint venture to educate schoolchildren about the culture, history and the countryside in the Serra de Tramuntana. The Insular Council has agreed to meet half the costs of the programme, some 15 million pesetas, in order to “develop projects which promote the natural values and cultures of the island, in particular the Serra de Tramuntana, at both a national and international” level, as stated in the document to be signed next week.

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