Visakhapatnam: The ‘sea pool’, proposed at different locations on the sea beach with an objective to make safe revelry in sea, seemingly witnessed some headway with additional features.
According to sources, the AP government is in talks with Dubai-based agencies to take forward the project. In addition, NRIs based in the US are also said to be evincing interest to partner with the government.
The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) has been assigned to act as a nodal agency to execute the project.The sources in the APTDC told that sea pools will become a reality at five locations– RK Beach, INS Kurusura, Tenneti Park, Rushikonda and Bheemili areas—by the end of 2018.
The safety for revellers apart, the sea pools project showcases additional features such as ‘scuba diving’, coffee shop on a floating dock and dinners under the moonlight etc. Chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is expected to unveil the government’s blueprint implementing the project in public private partnership (PPP) model soon, the sources added.
The sea pool concept has come into play on the beach for the first time in the country as claimed by the APTDC in the face of increasing number of people losing their precious lives while revelling in the sea in the recent past.
The authorities of the APTDC said the beach with all its aesthetic beauty and nature’s bounty will witness more footfalls once the sea pools will become operational.
The proposed sea pools with highly safety equipment will have inflated floating walls and underground inflated sand beds.
Story credit : TheHansIndia