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Pasikudah Tourism Zone to be further developed

Jun 29, 2011 11:03:38 AM - itnnews.lk

The Pasikudah, a beach tourism haven, is one of the many tourist attractive locations in Sri Lanka.

It was in 1971 that the Pasikudah coastal belt in the East was declared as a Tourism Zone. However it was barred for tourists after the spread of terrorism about a decade later. But tourists are now being permitted to visit the location with the enthronement of peace in the region. The Pasikudah coastal belt Tourism Zone is being further developed. It is planned to build 14 tourist hotels. The estimated expenditure is 5703 million rupees. Drinking water project costing 87 million rupees is also on the cards. A special air terminal will be established to cater to the needs of the tourists. The old Pasikudah Fisheries Harbour is to be improved at a cost of 25 million rupees. It is anticipated to complete work on all these projects before the end of next year. All these details surfaced at a Progress Review Meeting held in Pasikudah. Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena and Eastern Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan were among those present at this meeting.