MASTER PLAN FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT KUCHCHAWELI TOWN URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, CENTRAL PROVINCIAL OFFICE, KANDY. 16 TH SEPTEMBER 2009
INTRODUCTION * Preparation of a Master Plan for Tourism Development in Kuchchaweli Area was handed over to U.D.A. on 17 th August 2009 by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority. * The Plan was prepared within one month, as there were number of investors awaiting for immediate implementation of their hotel projects. * The first meeting was held with the District Secretary of Trincomalee on 19 th August 2009, as he was the key person who is in-charge of the Trincomalee District. * The 1 st field visit of U.D.A., Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Divisional Secretary of Kuchcaweli, Land Officer of Kuchchaweli Pradeshiya Sabha was held on 20 th , 21 st , & 22 nd of August, 2009. * Interviews were held with the Divisional Forest Officer, Director of Wild Life Department, Water Supply & Drainage Board, Archaeology Department, Pradeshiya Sabha, Dept. of Census & Statistics and other relevant key organizations.
LOCATION OF TRINCOMALEE DISTRICT GOMARANKADAWALA KUCHCHAWELI TRINCOMALEE NILAWELI (A6) Colombo (A12) Puttalam (A15) Batticaloa Air port Harbour TRINCOMALEE DISTRIC
The Climate, Location & Land Use The Eastern Province, “The province of the rising sun of Sri Lanka” comprising the districts of Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara covering an area of 10,000 sq.km of which the Trincomalee District is 2727 sq.km. Kuchchaweli, the longest coastal belt of Trincomalee, with a length of 40km is enriched with attractive coastal topographical features. The land area is 438 sq.km of which 62% is under forest & scrub and 14% inland water. The tropical climate with the average temperature of 28.5 0 C Rainfall 1580.2mm.
PROPOSED TOURISM PROJECT AREA - KUCHCHAWELI IRRAKKANDY BRIDGE SALAPAYARU BRIDGE 13 km 21 Km 22 Km. NILAWELI IRRANKKANDY KUMPURUPPIDY SALTEN
AERIAL MAP OF STUDY AREA KUCHCHAWELI D.S. DIVISION SEA RED ROCK IRRAKKANDY BRIDGE SALTERN KUCHCHAWELI SALAPAYARU BRIDGE PIGEON ISLAND
Aerial view of the Project Area SALTERN RED ROCK SALAPAYARU BRIGE IRRAKKANDY BRIDGE
Tamils 25.2% Moors 72.1% POPULATION – KUCHCHAWELI D.S. DIVISION ETHNIC GROUP Sinhalese - 412 1.6% Tamils - 6647 25.2% Moor -18,971 72.1% Burger - 289 1.1 % Sensus – Dept. of Census & Statistics (2007) Trincomalee District 334,363 100% Kuchchaweli – D.S. Division 26,327 7.9% Male Female 13,216 13.111 Under 18 Yrs. 18 Years Over 11449 43.5% 14,878 56.5%
Cultural Heritage …. Girihandu Seya at Thiriyaya
Natural Resources …. <ul><li>Sri lanka is blessed with great beauty - no other </li></ul><ul><li>country can offer. </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting array of eco-systems </li></ul>
Rich Bio-diversity Access to Girihanduseya Aerial view from Girihanduseya
Network of wetlands and fresh water eco-systems ….. Yan Oya Baba Rock Periyakarachchi
Coastal & Marine eco-systems …. <ul><li>Coastal shores, beaches with different </li></ul><ul><li>shades of sea water ranging to </li></ul><ul><li>mixtures of blues and greens is an </li></ul><ul><li>amazing scene for the tourists. </li></ul>Kumburupiddy
VISION <ul><li>Our vision is to make Kuchchaveli a ‘Green Integrated Resort’ requiring all development activities to be environment friendly </li></ul>
Objectives * To promote sustainable tourism development which integrates economic,environmental and socio- cultural objectives of all stake holders * To enhance the Sri Lankan image in the international sphere to attract the discerning visitors who respect the local culture and the nature * Use of alternative power, recycling of water, harnessing of water to be encouraged. * Uplifting the physical quality of life of people living in the Kuchchaweli G.N. Division * Promote domestic tourism
Development Plan for Trincomalee - 2030 Urban Development Authority
GIRIHANDU SEYA ( 22 km) RED ROCK (2 km) PIGEON ISLAND ( 2 km) NILAWELI BEACH (4 km) WILGAM VIHARAYA (16 km) HOT WELLS (19 km) KONESWARAM (30 km) FORT FEDRICK (29 km) PULMUDDEI THIRIYAYA KUCHCHAWELI TRINCOMALEE TOURIST ATTRACTION SITES FROM PROPOSED TOURISM PROJECT - KUCHCHAWELI ARISIMALIE (27 KM) Girihanduseya Hot walls Koneshwaram Fort Fredrick Pigeon Island
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONUMENT SITES TRINCOMALEE DISTRICT Source:- Dept. of Archaeology
Coast Conservation Department’s Zoning for sustainable Development of the Coastal Zone ZONE II - To be free of any construction 1. Temperature of the sand during the day time 2. Limited Nos of visitors / avoid over crowding. (threshold limit) 3. Public Access No private enclosures. 4. No spillage of oil from Motor boats etc. ZONE I - SEA 1. Water temperature 2. Ecology (sea weeds, shell fish etc) 3. Pollution 4. Wave Action 5. Possible attractions (Islands , fauna & flora) ZONE III 1. No distraction of existing vegetation 2. Fauna & Flora ground cover 3. No straight foot paths to be developed 4. Conserve existing coastal vegetation ZONE IV 1. Construction allowed 2. Not to allow visual barriers ie – raised high parapet walls. 3. Low density tsunami proof buildings to be constructed
CONCEPT Creating a green spine by acquiring the area on the landward side of the road Design Guide lines * Coastal reservation 50 to 65m from the vegetation line. * A “Bio shield” is proposed within the reservation. * No boundary walls are allowed,instead use of hedges & live fences are encouraged. * A private walk way is proposed between the hotel premises and the bio shield. * The building heights could vary from single storey to 3 stories making a hump effect between the beach and the land side. * Maximum no. of rooms per acre is 10 and the foot print to be 25% of the land. * Internal road parallel to the main highway will provide access to the tourism area. * Bicycle tracks and pedestrian tracks will be provided on either side of the highway. * A green belt with 2 lines of palmyrah trees will be provided on either side of the highway and one line each on either side of the parallel road.
Public Area Approx. 140 acres of land is available for public activities, comprising the following * Wayside shops with parking area. * Shopping mall including Post Office, Internet facilities, Restaurants, Banks,tea centre etc. * Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Office & Information Centre. * Medical Centre * Tourist Police * Sports Complex * Art Gallery / Performing Art Centre/ Convention centre * Aquarium * Life guard Units * Changing rooms / Wash rooms * Public, Vehicle Park,heli pad
* Driver’s waiting area * Picnic area * Bicycle hiring Centre * Play areas * Extended public area towards the sea comprising pier boat mooring facilities, sea plane jetty etc. * Public utilities area : water tank,sewage treatment plant etc. Additional facilities * The present fishing areas are reserved for fisheries activities as tourists attractions. * Rowing and other water sports activities will be allowed in the lagoon of Irakkandi * Golf course to be developed closer to voice of Germany. (Existing Scrub land) * Cycle tracks through the green area ,forest and around the proposed saltern to be developed with requisite facilities.
IDENTIFIED ACTION PROJECTS SHORT TERM - Within 1 Year a. Construction of five hotels b. Construction of two water sports centres c. Construction of two Ayurvedic centres (Private parties) RECREATIONAL FACILITIES a. Construction of a Mini-Golf Links b. Squash, badminton, Indoor sport facilities , Gym c. Introducing two cycle renting places d. Introducing “Timber deck” walking in the Recreational Area near lagoon - Bird watching huts, some timber decks on to the sea & the lagoon area. Speed boat rides to Pigeon Island, Water sports e. Introducing a selling outlets - Fish, Crabs, Dry-fish near the bridge ( Fishing Village No. 3) f. Popular Restaurant – Fish, Crabs, Prawns etc. On the sea, on top of the fishing village No. 3
MEDIUM TERM - 1 – 2 Years a. Construction of Local Tourist facilities – Post Office – Cafeteria – Police Post – Toddy centre – 10 shops Changing room - Men , Women Large Hall - Cooking Facilities, Dining Area , Common resting Place, Public Toilets - Men, Women (By Divisional Secretary / Tourist Board) b. Improvements to Fishing Villages Provision of Toilets Provision of Walkways Better housing facilities Drainage up-liftment (Dept. of Fisheries, NGO’s, Foreign Funds, Divisional Secretary ) c. Construction of Cycle tracks, Pedestrian Walkway (Private Investors) d. Planting Palm (U.D.A., Divisional Secretary) e. Establishing Signage Street lamps (Tourism Development Authority, Divisional Landscaping Secretary, U.D.A., District Office)
LONG TERM - 1 – 3 > a. Introducing Eco-Tourism Project - (Dept. of Forest / Div. Secretary/UDA) b. Introducing Rowing, fishing in the Lagoon - - Do - c. Nature Trails - - Do -
Total Tentative Estimated Cost Kuchchaweli Development Plan Projects Tentative Total Estimated Cost (TEC) Rs. Mil 1. Immediate Action Projects App. 2000 2. Medium Term Action Projects App. 1000 3. Long Term Action Projects App. 200 4. <ul><li>Providing Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Water Supply Line </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Road/pavement etc. </li></ul>App. 300 App. 400 TOTAL APP. 3900 =========
GUIDELINES FOR CONSERVATION OF HISTORICAL AREAS * Declare the meats and bounds of the sacred area identified and gazette those as Sacred Area. * Threshold limits to be established to preserve the Archaeologically important sites. * Limited visitor access to the sites to be introduced with limited developments * Educate Tourists, on food habits, Disposed of waste etc within the site * Avoid sound pollution * Prohibit souvenir collections from the moment sites, educate locals and foreign tourists. * Limit Bill Boards & hoardings, erection of Telecom Towers in the site or vicinity of the site * Restrict neo-signs * Introduce security and surveillance in the area
SIGN BOARD FOR PUBLIC AREAS & COMMON FACILITIES
IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY FOREIGN AID LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT PROVINCIAL COUNCIL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SRI LANKA TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTORS / HOTEL & COMMUNITY
IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY KUCHCHAWELI TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PLAN NATIONAL LEVEL NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE Chairperson - Secretary Ministry of Tourism - Secretary , Ministry of Local Government - District Secretary, Trincomalee - Director General of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority - Chairman, Hoteliers Association - Director General, Urban Development Authority - Director , Coast Conservation - Director General, Central Environmental Authority
PROVINCIAL LEVEL PROVINCIAL STEERING COMMITTEE Chairperson - District Secretary, Trincomalee - Divisional Secretary, Kuchchaweli - Divisional Forest Officer, Trincomalee - Officer from Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority - Officer from Dept. of Coast Conservation, Trincomalee - Director , Road Development Authority, Trincomalee - Director , National Water Supply & Drainage Board, Trincomalee - Director , Sri Lanka Telecom, Trincomalee - Officer-in-charge, Urban Development Authority, Trincomalee
LOCAL LEVEL STEERING COMMITTEE D.S. DIVISION KUCHCHAWELI Chairperson - Divisional Secretary, Kuchchaweli - Chairman, Pradeshiya Sabha, - Do - - Planning Officer, Urban Development Authority, Trincomalee - Officer-in-charge , Road Development Authority, - Do - - Officer from Department of Archaeology, - Do -
PROPOSED KUCHCHAWELI TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2009 – 2030 TEAM MEMBERS Team Leader / Advisor Deputy Director General Chartered Architect/Chartered Town Planner,UDA Ms.Janakie B. Hettiarachchie Project Co-ordinators Deputy Director/Chartered Town Planner, UDA Former Deputy Director/Chartered Town Planner (Voluntary Service) Ms.Dev Shriyani Jayasundara Ms. Thilaka Galkotuwa GIS Mapping Deputy Director / Chartered Town Planner Mr. S. P. Karunadasa Team Members Assistant Director /Chartered Architect Mr. Gemunu Premawardhana Chartered Architect Ms. Geethani Mediwaka Town Planner Mr. Pathma Sri Jayathissa Assistant Director / Technical Ms. H.D.S. Priyangani Assistant Director / Technical Ms. C.M. De Silva Assistant Architect Ms. Shamali Samarakoon GIS Assistant Ms. Rasoja De Silva Planning Assistant Ms. M. A. Dileeka Priyanthi Computer Operator Ms. N.C.W. Dissanayake Computer Operator Mr. Gayan Chandima Satarasinghe Trainee Draughtsman Mr. Kapila Jayasuriya Steno Typist Ms. Nelum De Silva