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Maldives-style water villas to come up in Lakshadweep soon

Lakshadweep will soon have three premium Maldives-style water villas. As per the reports, the three premium projects will come up at Kadmat, Minicoy, and Suheli islands. Around INR 800 crore will be used in this ambitious project, and the administration has already floated global tenders recently.

Reportedly, three premium water villa projects have been identified in Minicoy (150 keys, and project to cost around INR 319 crore), Suheli ( 110 keys, and project to cost around INR 247 crore), and Kadmat (110 keys, and INR 240 crore to be used in the project) islands, based on comprehensive location suitability analysis, technical and financial feasibility and project structuring, the administration added in its statement.

In a move to create a robust base for maritime economic growth with tourism development at its core, the administration informed that it is making efforts to engage in developing eco- tourism projects at these islands as anchor projects under the aegis of NITI Aayog.

The authorities further claimed that the scientific approach that will be adopted during each stage of the project will ensure that it strikes a balance between the need to enhance livelihood opportunities of the locals and protection of the fragile corals’ ecosystem.

The National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) assesses the total number of keys for water villas to be developed, which is further strengthened by the holistic development master plan. Also, all the applicable clearances necessary for the projects prior to the construction are given upfront, including CRZ clearances. (Source TOI)

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