Beira Lake to be renovated into a ‘tourist and leisure park’

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‘Beira Lake Intervention Area Development Plan’ was launched by the Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Min. Patali Champika Ranawaka.This plan aims to restore the Beira Lake and turn it into the a scenic tourist and leisure park by 2035.

“Ranmasupura Project” is the title given to the Urban Development Authority’s proposed zoning plan, which will be funded by the World Bank.

Under the proposed plan, the lands in the immediate vicinity of Beira Lake will be renovated for hotels and tourism activities.

Lands located near Vauxhall Street are to accommodate a leisure park for the public.

While the project will be carried out in 5 phases, the 1st and 2nd phase of the project has been estimated to incure a cost of Rs. 500 million and Rs. 600 million

The first phase of relocating people from the Vauxhall Street area has already begun.

People living in 175 Watta and 87 Watta in Vauxhall street have been relocated to the Henamulla Camp area, Colombo 15.

Rs. 1300 million have been allocated for the relocation program, said the minister.

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