Coastal parks are to be set up countrywide. Deputy Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena said the purpose is to protect the environment in the coastal belt and also attract local as well as foreign tourists.
The Minister was speaking at a media briefing today. It was convened to disclose details on the Calido Coastal Park project in Kalutara. A children’s park will be built under the new project. There will be facilities for beach volleyball while a separate area will be prepared for swimming. The Deputy Minister pointed out that the coastal park among other facilities will have a restaurant, boat services as well as special security.