29 September 2009

Sri Lanka's East Coast Tourist Resort Region Takes Off

26th September 2009, firstlanka.com

In the Trincomalee District, an area of approximately 500 acres have been identified for tourism development projects. The land earmarked for projects borders the beach and is situated in the village of Kuchchaveli, north of the popular Nilaveli beach.

A Conceptual Zoning Plan is currently being prepared for the area by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) with the assistance of the Urban Development Authority (UDA). The resort will be developed according to the SLTDA guidelines.

In addition to the hotels, the resort will include other facilities to supplement the accommodation units and make it a self contained tourist resort. This resort will provide a wide range of land and water based activities.

The private sector has expressed keen interest and enthusiasm in developing Kuchchaveli. According to the applications received to date, 3000 to 5000 rooms would be in operation by 2016.

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