Cabinet approval granted to construct beach park

Published : 9:25 am  July 26, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (685) reads | 

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  • The project will reclaim 85 hectares of beach land through a landfill
  • The beach will be able to cater for 50,000 individuals and also includes a park for 3,000 vehicles

 

The government will construct a world-class beach park, at a cost of $300 million, next to a mega multi-billion-dollar port city project in Colombo, Xinua reported.  


The news agency stated that the park will be constructed between Kollupitiya and Dehiwala and that the project has already received cabinet approval. 

 
The project will reclaim 85 hectares of beach land through a landfill.  


The National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) was given six months to prepare a feasibility report.   


The project will include special breakwater systems so that water levels could be controlled and the sea made safe for visitors, particularly sea bathers.  


Once completed, the beach will be able to cater for 50,000 individuals and also includes a park for 3,000 vehicles.