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Colombo Port City beach to be opened for public

The beach in the Colombo Port City is scheduled to open for the public next year and the Port City Colombo Pvt Ltd has accelerated construction work of the project to enable completion by 2021, Secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development, Water Supply and Housing, Engineer Dr. Priyath Banduwickreme said.

He said a 2km long stretch of beach is now being built with a several recreational facilities including a beach park, children’s park, boat yards, restaurants and allied infrastructure facilities. Dr. Priyath Banduwickreme said.

The construction work on the 3.2 km long break -water at a height of 4.5 mtrs above mean sea level was already complete. He pointed out that the break–water prevents breaking waves from crashing against the beach and provided safety for bathing and swimming.

Dr. Banduwickreme said the public would be allowed free entry into the Port City and that the construction work of the proposed access road from Galle Face Green to the Port City was now underway.

Source: Daily Mirror

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