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(a)  Phase I - Development of Yacht Marina

The Galle city is gifted with many attractions, such as coastal beds with pure blue oceans and coral reefs, tropical rain forests, legends attached, the colossal Dutch Fortress, a world heritage site and archeological artifacts have made it a leisure land, a real pleasing environment to any exhausted body. The Galle Port is the only Sri Lankan port that provides facilities for pleasure Yachts. The International Yacht Society has recognized the Galle Port as one of the world's best attraction. The increase in arrival of these yachts has revived the tourism industry of the country in general and Galle in particular.

The facilities of Yachts provided at Galle Port had been damaged during the tsunami and the proposed development is to provide a fully fledged Yacht Marina for the Galle Port to facilitate the calling yachts as well as to attract more Yachts.

Phase I (A) :

This Phase I (A) of the project consists of development of basic facilities of Yacht Marina with berthing facility for 22 Yachts of 15m long and 3m draft with facilities of services and repair facility with a workshop.  The project duration is 12 months and estimated project cost is Rs. 125 million.  The project was successfully completed in 2015.

Phase II - Development of Galle Port as a Commercial Leisure Port

The Phase II of the project consists of a breakwater of 900m long, a multi-purpose berth of 300m long and rectreation facilities as; Whale/Coral watching, Boat service, Restaurant and Hotels etc.

The basic design has been completed and awaiting clearance for the project from UNESCO to commence.

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