Thematic Sea World to come up in Sindhudurg

October 18th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) India’s first-ever thematic water park, Sea World, will come up near the sea in Sindhudurg in south-coastal Maharashtra, a top official announced Tuesday.

The Sea World will come up at a cost of Rs.5.10 billion, including a one billion rupee funding from the state government and the rest to be raised through private participation, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said.

“Maharashtra is blessed with a 720 km long coastline with magnificent beaches, offering huge potential for attracting domestic and foreign tourists. In the past few years, the number of tourists visiting the state and its coastal areas has shown a significant increase,” Chavan said after approving the mega-project.

Sea World would have a world class acquarium for viewing some of the most exotic marine life, underwater studios, a dolphin stadium, water sports facilities, a water park, theme restaurants, conference centre, theatre, information centre and accommodation for tourists.

“Sea World will also impart awareness on environment, creating a love for nature and promote eco-tourism which would help create immense employment opportunities for the coastal Konkan region of the state, the most beautiful but backward,” an aide to Industry Minister Narayan Rane, who hails from the region and is guardian minister for Sindhudurg, told IANS.

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