In India's first of its kind, Lakshadweep islands will soon be home to Maldives style water villas.
To establish a robust base for economic growth with tourism at its core, the administration of this union territory has floated global tenders for this project on Saturday (31 July).
The three premium projects will come up in Minicoy, Kadmat and Suheli islands at the cost of Rs 800 crore, reports The Economic Times.
"In a first of its kind initiative in the country, three premium water villa projects are identified in Minicoy (150 keys, project cost of Rs 319 crore), Suheli (110 keys, Rs 247 crore) and Kadmat (110 keys, Rs 240 crore) islands, based on comprehensive location suitability analysis, technical and financial feasibility and project structuring," the administration said in a statement.
The Eco-tourism resort at Minicoy Island consists of an 8.53 Ha land area, 6.00 Ha lagoon area, 110 keys for Beach villas and 40 keys for Water villas. Supporting infrastructure to be created by the developer include 114 KLD RO/Desalination Plant and 2152 kW (Rooftop + Floating) Solar Power Source.
"Lakshadweep Administration shall facilitate the concessionaire in obtaining applicable permits subject to concessionaire submitting timely complete application," the UT administration said in the RFP document.
Eco-friendly materials and pre-cast concrete technology are mandated for these projects to decrease the ecological footprint.
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