Kalpitiya Integrated Tourism Resort Project (KITRP) An Introduction
Mahinda chintana Programme  (page59,60) “ My intention is to generate environment friendly sustainable tourism instead of ...
Cabinet of Ministers Approvals <ul><li>Cabinet of ministers granted approval on 15 th  December 2004 to cabinet memorandum...
KITRP in a Nutshell <ul><li>Fourteen Islands in Kalpitiya Dutch Bay Region. </li></ul><ul><li>A well planned Tourism Produ...
Total Area -14 Islands     Island Private % State % Area(ha) Vested  1 Bththalangunduwa 0 100 145.53   2 vellai i 0 100 1....
KITRP Locations <ul><li>Battalangunduwa </li></ul><ul><li>Area - 145 ha </li></ul><ul><li>Population - 5000 </li></ul><ul>...
KITRP Locations <ul><li>Sinna Arachchalai </li></ul><ul><li>Area – 16.26ha </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological sensitivity – Mode...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Attractions within the Zone <ul><li>307 Km2 of Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Bar Reef Marine Sanctuary  </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse ...
Tourism Product Possibilities for KITRP <ul><li>Diving and Water Sports Resort </li></ul><ul><li>Hide away resort </li></u...
Catering for the next generation of Tourists
Eco Friendly Tourism <ul><li>Low-carbon emission.  </li></ul><ul><li>Low-waste generation. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable w...
Important facts about the project <ul><li>No family will be move out of their location </li></ul><ul><li>As suggested stat...
Important facts contd; <ul><li>Cost of Infrastructure  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water supply – Rs.4bn </li></ul></ul></ul...
Benefits <ul><li>Make Tourism the Number 1 Foreign Exchange Earner of Sri Lanka.  </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of 15,000 dir...
KITRP & the future for the Sri Lanka Tourism <ul><li>KITRP, A destination of its own. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase Annua...
Progress to date <ul><li>12 islands are vested with SLTDA </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisition of other 2 islands are in progress...
Progress Contd; <ul><li>Plans to up-grade the living standards of indigenous fishing families with low cost housing, sanit...
 
DEVELOPMENT DUE TO COMMENCE IN VELLAI ISLAND
LAYOUT PLAN
<ul><li>Total Investment SLR 1.2 bn </li></ul><ul><li>Number of rooms – 150 </li></ul><ul><li>Expected quality – Five star...
 
ISLANDS ON LEASE BIDDING FOR STAGE II <ul><li>PERIYA ARACHCHALAI </li></ul><ul><li>SINNA ARACHCHALAI </li></ul><ul><li>ERU...
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>6.1 Approach to Design </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The drawing I Shows the present status of the island;...
DEVELOPMENT DUE TO COMMENCE IN IPPANTIVU ISLAND
 
 
<ul><li>Total Investment SLR 1.7 bn </li></ul><ul><li>Number of rooms – 300 </li></ul><ul><li>Expected quality – Five star...
ISLANDS ON LEASE BIDDING FOR STAGE II <ul><li>PERIYA ARACHCHALAI </li></ul><ul><li>SINNA ARACHCHALAI </li></ul><ul><li>ERU...
Kalpitiya  Kalpitiya current situation <ul><li>The following critical general infrastructure should considered: </li></ul>...
Specific Concerns/ recommendations Thank You
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  • Cabinet of Ministers granted approival on 15th December 2004 to the cabinet memorandum 04/1566/046/004 (1) To initiate acqusition of 5000 Ac to Kalpitiya Tourism project (2)To meet the cost of acqusition out of the tourism development Levy.
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    1. 1. Kalpitiya Integrated Tourism Resort Project (KITRP) An Introduction
    2. 2. Mahinda chintana Programme (page59,60) “ My intention is to generate environment friendly sustainable tourism instead of relying on leisure seeking popular tourism. In my tourism development plan, I will focus on new areas such as Hambantota, Kalpitiya and Arugambay ” .
    3. 3. Cabinet of Ministers Approvals <ul><li>Cabinet of ministers granted approval on 15 th December 2004 to cabinet memorandum 04/1566/046/004 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To undertake Kalpitiya Dutch Bay Island Project by then Sri Lanka Tourist Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To initiate acquisition of 5000 acres for the proposed project. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To meet the cost of acquisition out of the Tourism Development Levy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cabinet of ministers granted approval on 11 th June 2008 to cabinet memorandum 08/1047/346/011 </li></ul><ul><li> - Formation of a Project Office </li></ul><ul><li> - Appointment of a Project Steering Committee </li></ul>
    4. 4. KITRP in a Nutshell <ul><li>Fourteen Islands in Kalpitiya Dutch Bay Region. </li></ul><ul><li>A well planned Tourism Products. </li></ul><ul><li>A New & Exclusive tourism resort. </li></ul><ul><li>A destination of its own . </li></ul>
    5. 5. Total Area -14 Islands   Island Private % State % Area(ha) Vested 1 Bththalangunduwa 0 100 145.53   2 vellai i 0 100 1.49 1   3 vellai ii 0 100 9.16 1   4 vellai iii 0 100 13.16 1   5 Periya Arichchalai 0 100 42.50 1   6 Sinna Arichchalai 0 100 16.26 1   7 Sinna Eramutivu 0 100 2.11 1   8 Eramutivu West 0 100 4.25 1   9 Kakativu 0 100 27.15 1   10 Uchchamunai 1.4 98.6 449.3   11 Paliyawatta 4.2 95.8 60.89   12 Mutwal (Dutch Bay) 14.5 85.5 715.14   13 Eramutivu 15 85 100.04   1   14 Ippantivu 93 7 76.88   1   Total Land 1,665.90
    6. 6. KITRP Locations <ul><li>Battalangunduwa </li></ul><ul><li>Area - 145 ha </li></ul><ul><li>Population - 5000 </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological sensitivity – Low </li></ul><ul><li>Palliyawatte </li></ul><ul><li>Area - 60 ha </li></ul><ul><li>Population - 1706 </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological sensitivity – Low </li></ul><ul><li>Vellai (3 islands) </li></ul><ul><li>Area – 23.77 ha </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological sensitivity – Moderate/Low </li></ul><ul><li>Uchchumunai </li></ul><ul><li>A rea - 449 ha </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological sensitivity – Moderate </li></ul><ul><li>Ippantivu </li></ul><ul><li>Area - 54ha </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological sensitivity – Moderate/High </li></ul><ul><li>Periya Arachchalai </li></ul><ul><li>Area – 42.50ha </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological sensitivity – Moderate/High </li></ul>
    7. 7. KITRP Locations <ul><li>Sinna Arachchalai </li></ul><ul><li>Area – 16.26ha </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological sensitivity – Moderate/High </li></ul><ul><li>Sinna Eramativu,Eramutivu and Eramutivu west </li></ul><ul><li>Area – (2.11+100.04+4.25ha) </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological sensitivity – Moderate/High </li></ul><ul><li>Kakativu </li></ul><ul><li>Area – 27.15ha </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological sensitivity – Moderate/High </li></ul><ul><li>Mutwal (Dutch Bay) </li></ul><ul><li>Area - 715ha </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological sensitivity – Low </li></ul>Mutwal (Dutch Bay) Kakativu Eramativu Sinna Arachchalai
    8. 16. Attractions within the Zone <ul><li>307 Km2 of Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Bar Reef Marine Sanctuary </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse Eco Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Forests </li></ul><ul><li>Flora and Fauna </li></ul><ul><li>Mangroves </li></ul><ul><li>Fishes </li></ul><ul><li>Sea turtles </li></ul><ul><li>Dolphins </li></ul><ul><li>Whales </li></ul><ul><li>Bird life </li></ul>
    9. 17. Tourism Product Possibilities for KITRP <ul><li>Diving and Water Sports Resort </li></ul><ul><li>Hide away resort </li></ul><ul><li>Golf resort </li></ul><ul><li>Caretaker Resort </li></ul><ul><li>Ayurveda resort </li></ul><ul><li>Relax and spa resort </li></ul><ul><li>Eco lodge </li></ul><ul><li>Yachting resort </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Business hotel </li></ul>
    10. 18. Catering for the next generation of Tourists
    11. 19. Eco Friendly Tourism <ul><li>Low-carbon emission. </li></ul><ul><li>Low-waste generation. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable water usage. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable transport </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable power generation and consumption. </li></ul><ul><li>Local and sustainable building materials </li></ul><ul><li>Green building designs </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits to communities </li></ul>
    12. 20. Important facts about the project <ul><li>No family will be move out of their location </li></ul><ul><li>As suggested status of cluster fishing villages will be improved with </li></ul><ul><li>- New housing </li></ul><ul><li>- Electricity </li></ul><ul><li>- Drinking water </li></ul><ul><li>- Sanitary facilities </li></ul><ul><li>- Improved roads </li></ul><ul><li>All infrastructure is carried out by the investors </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of rooms approximately 5000 </li></ul><ul><li>Total cost of the project 70bn rupees.(700Mn US$) </li></ul>
    13. 21. Important facts contd; <ul><li>Cost of Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water supply – Rs.4bn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power supply – Rs.7bn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Roads – Rs.80Mn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ancillary facilities for sea and air transport – Rs.600Mn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Waste disposal – Rs.500Mn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost of product development </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water bungalows (5*) - 1000 Nos. – Rs.14bn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water bungalows (4*) – 1000 Nos. – Rs.12bn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accommodation units (5*) – 2000 Nos. – Rs.24bn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accommodation units (4*) – 1000 Nos. – Rs.10bn </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 22. Benefits <ul><li>Make Tourism the Number 1 Foreign Exchange Earner of Sri Lanka. </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of 15,000 direct employment 50,000 indirect employment </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Tourist arrivals and duration of stay of tourist </li></ul><ul><li>Regional economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for the local Investors </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement of the standard of living of the community. </li></ul>
    15. 23. KITRP & the future for the Sri Lanka Tourism <ul><li>KITRP, A destination of its own. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase Annual Tourist Arrivals by ADDITIONAL 1 MILLION </li></ul></ul><ul><li>KITRP, New Products Catering the next Generation of Tourists. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New tourism products for the ULTRA RICH TO SPEND THEIR MONEY ON. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the Average spending BY 10 FOLD. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>KITRP, High End market segment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boost Foreign exchange earnings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>best opportunity for Future Tourism in Sri Lanka </li></ul>
    16. 24. Progress to date <ul><li>12 islands are vested with SLTDA </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisition of other 2 islands are in progress </li></ul><ul><li>Four islands are at final stage for leasing </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement to internal roads and culverts are in progress </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements to fishing jetties are in progress </li></ul><ul><li>Approvals are under process to commence construction of 6Hotels. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost estimate is pending from CEB to asses the cost of laying marine cable from Thillaiyadi to Mohottuwaran </li></ul>
    17. 25. Progress Contd; <ul><li>Plans to up-grade the living standards of indigenous fishing families with low cost housing, sanitation and water supply system is in progress </li></ul><ul><li>Promotional campaign is pending to promote investment to develop 5000 rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Documents to call proposal for development of common infrastructure is completed </li></ul><ul><li>Documents to call proposal to lease the balance land (six islands) Stage ii is completed. </li></ul><ul><li>Socio Economic Assessment, Bio Diversity assessment and Bar Reef Management plan preparation is completed </li></ul>
    18. 27. DEVELOPMENT DUE TO COMMENCE IN VELLAI ISLAND
    19. 28. LAYOUT PLAN
    20. 29. <ul><li>Total Investment SLR 1.2 bn </li></ul><ul><li>Number of rooms – 150 </li></ul><ul><li>Expected quality – Five star </li></ul><ul><li>Project Duration – 30 months </li></ul><ul><li>Partner countries- Maldives & Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Average selling price – 260US$ </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Employment - 450 </li></ul>
    21. 31. ISLANDS ON LEASE BIDDING FOR STAGE II <ul><li>PERIYA ARACHCHALAI </li></ul><ul><li>SINNA ARACHCHALAI </li></ul><ul><li>ERUMUTIVU </li></ul><ul><li>KAKTIVU </li></ul><ul><li>SINNA ERUMUTIVU </li></ul><ul><li>ERUMUTIVU WEST </li></ul>
    22. 38. <ul><li>6.1 Approach to Design </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The drawing I Shows the present status of the island; a virgin island with vast potent ional for development. </li></ul><ul><li>The shape of the island, beach towards Dutch bay side and the lagoon side, their physical differences, the vegetation pattern, high /low tide areas the presence of a fishing community are the parameters of the design of island itself. Vast areas of shallow waters, lagoon, deep sea suitable for diving, Wale watching, Bar Reef Marine Sanctuary- 307 km2 of Sea having most valuable rich Bio-Diversity in the near vicinity, Dolphins Ornamental fish,Sea grass beds, Sea Cucumber Collection, Sea Turtles are the surrounding parameters, </li></ul><ul><li>Ceylon Tours Ltd will Design , Build and Operate, a Hotel Complex on Ippantivu Island considering these factors. The design of the resort is done to cater for the attraction of the Island considering the existing features and topographical conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>  The complex essentially will be an up market Tourist Beach Resort catering to the International Visitor. </li></ul><ul><li>  As an initial step a land use pattern is planned for the Island under the following captions. (Refer the Drawing) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>·        Guest Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>·        Common Public areas </li></ul><ul><li>·        Common leisure facilities </li></ul><ul><li>·        Staff accommodation </li></ul><ul><li>·        Houses for fisher flock </li></ul><ul><li>6.2 Guest Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The rationale of building 300 rooms is to maintain the ecological balance in the Island and not over crowed the location with built environment. There will be variety of rooms to select creating wider option to the visitor. Five percent of all types of rooms will be disable friendly. </li></ul><ul><li>To suit the 300 hundred room other facilities like Restaurants, Bars, swimming Pools, coffee shops, spas, will have to be provided. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>All 300 Guest Rooms will be developed as Suites . facilities to be included are, hot water, ACTV, DVD Players, wine coolers & mini bars , tea/coffee making facility, data port etc. The suite will consists of a large balcony, sleeping area, sitting & dining area , open concept toilet with vanity, W/C in closed room, shower & bath </li></ul>
    23. 39. DEVELOPMENT DUE TO COMMENCE IN IPPANTIVU ISLAND
    24. 42. <ul><li>Total Investment SLR 1.7 bn </li></ul><ul><li>Number of rooms – 300 </li></ul><ul><li>Expected quality – Five star </li></ul><ul><li>Project Duration – 36 months </li></ul><ul><li>Partner countries- Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Average selling price – 240US$ </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Employment - 900 </li></ul>
    25. 43. ISLANDS ON LEASE BIDDING FOR STAGE II <ul><li>PERIYA ARACHCHALAI </li></ul><ul><li>SINNA ARACHCHALAI </li></ul><ul><li>ERUMUTIVU </li></ul><ul><li>KAKTIVU </li></ul><ul><li>SINNA ERUMUTIVU </li></ul><ul><li>ERUMUTIVU WEST </li></ul>
    26. 44. Kalpitiya Kalpitiya current situation <ul><li>The following critical general infrastructure should considered: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Road upto Kalpitiya from Norochcholai, Internal Roads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrade Solid Waste Mgt system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help to Pradeshiya Saba </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Schools, Hospital </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Palavi Domestic airport(operate Military), Marine infrastructure (jetties, landing sites) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electricity supply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permanent shelter and sanitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Livelihood support </li></ul></ul>
    27. 45. Specific Concerns/ recommendations Thank You

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