SLTDA
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

Kalpitiya Dutch Bay Resort

Tourism Development Project Proposal Kalpitiya

 

Proposed Under Water Visitors Centre at Kalpitiya

 
Kalpitiya Dutch Bay Resort
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Placed 150 km north of the capital, Colombo, the Kalpitiya region is one of the most beautiful coastal areas located in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. Kalpitiya is a peninsular that separates the Puttalam lagoon from the Indian Ocean and is a marine sanctuary with a diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches.
Given the investment opportunities available, in 2008 the Sri Lanka Tourism launched the Kalpitiya Dutch Bay Resort Development Project.

Proposed zone situated at Kalpitiya in the Puttalam District of North Western Province,Sri Lanka. There are 14 Island in the proposed zone as listed below.

No.

Name of Island

Total Extent

1.

Battalangunduwa

145.53 ha

2.

Palliyawatta

60.89 ha

3.

Vellai I

1.55 ha

4.

Vellai II

10.80 ha

5.

Vellai III

13.70 ha

6.

Uchchamunai

449.30 ha

7.

Ippantivu

76.88 ha

8.

Periya Arichchalai

45.60 ha

9.

Sinna Arichchalai

16.82 ha

10.

Eramutivu

101.52 ha

11.

Sinna Eramutivu

2.22 ha

12.

Eramutivu West

4.53 ha

13.

Kakativu

4.53 ha

14.

Mutwal(Dutch Bay)

715.14 ha

Total Area

1672.67 ha
(4133.19 acs)

Out of the 14 Islands 09 Islands as indicated below are totally state Lands and other 5 islands are comprised with private and state land

 

State Lands

Area No.

Extent (ha)

1.

Battalangunduwa

1

145.53

2.

Vellai I

3

1.55

3.

Vellai II

4

10.80

4.

Vellai III

5

13.7

5.

Periya Arichchalai

8

45.6

6.

Sinna Arichchalai

9

16.82

7.

Sinna Eramutivu

11

2.22

8.

Eramutivu West

12

4.53

9.

Kakativu

13

28.19

Total Area

268.94

Tourist Attractions Within The Zone

  • Near Islands at Dutch Bay and Portugal Bay
  • Bar Reef Marine Sanctuary- 307 km2 of Sea having most valuable rich Bio-Diversity Value
  • Sea Turtles
  • Fisheries
  • Ornamental fish collection
  • Lobster capturing
  • Sea Cucumber Collection
  • Dolphins
  • Whales
  • Mangroves
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Historical Monuments
  • Birds and Butterflies
  • Natural Botanical Gardens.
  • Beaches
  • Natural Forest
  • Estuaries and Lagoons
  • Sea grass beds

Tourist Attractions Within 50 Km Distance

  • Wilpattu Sanctuary
  • Historical Dutch Fort and Church
  • Anuradhapura - Ancient City
  • St.Anne's Church- Thalawila

Proposed Types of Tourism for the Development Zone

  • Fishing Tourism
  • Deep Sea Diving
  • Nature Based Tourism
  • Beach Tourism
  • Sport and Adventure Tourism
  • Agro Tourism
  • Culture Tourism
  • Village Tourism
  • Event Tourism

Regulation And Other Requirement Of Relevant Agencies

Strategic Environmental Impact Assessments Study will be carried out at the inception of the project as a planning mechanism to avoid any restrictions on constructions at later stagers and to obtain blanket approval for all the components of the overall development.

However, Adequate setbacks had to be maintained as per the Regulations of the Coastal Conservation Department. The rules and regulations of the Urban Development Authority, Local Authority, Wild Life Development, Archaeological Department, Irrigation Department, Fisheries Department and Forest Department to be compiled with. Sri Lanka Tourist Board, Sri Lanka Cricket Board, Civil Aviation Department, Fisheries Harbour Cooperation, Ministry of Sport, Ceylon Government Railway criteria to be satisfied in all specialised constructions.

Following Investment Opportunities will be available at the Proposed Tourism Area

  • Luxury accommodation units to attract up-market Tourists
  • Hotels, Chalets, Water Bungalows, Aurvedic Hotels, Beach Cabanas, Sun Huts, Out Door Barbeque pits, Open Air Performance Areas
  • Low Cost accommodation units for Budget Travelers
  • Domestic Airport and Travels
  • Theme / Amusement Parks
  • Underwater Amusement Park
  • Cable Car Tours
  • High Speed Boat Safaris
  • Water Sports
  • Golf Course - 18 Hole
  • Observation Towers
  • Camping Sites
  • Training Schools- Tourism and Hotel Management
    • Diving
    • Water Sports
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Agro and Livestock Farms
  • Hot Air Balloon Transports
  • Hospital
  • Race Course
  • Cricket Playground
  • Travel and Tour Operators
  • Handicrafts and Souvenir Shops
  • Gem and Jeweler Shops
  • Information and Interpretation Centers
  • Museum
  • Cultural, Art, Entertainment Centers

Infrastructure Facilities

Standard of the present Infrastructure facilities to Islands and to the proposed resort area are either at a very low level or in adequate. There for it is imperative that new facilities are to be developed to meet the present day standard and recumbents of the resort. In this context Sri Lanka Tourist Board will work hand in hand with the Privet sector and Government to provide the necessary facilities on priority basis as the overall developments demands.

  • Battalangunduwa:

  • Foot pathways, Cycling Routes, Helipad, Sea Flight Port , Jetties, Electricity, Water, Drainage, Telecommunication, Solid and Liquid Disposal Systems.

  • Palliyawatta:

  • Foot Pathways, Cycling Routes, Helipad, Sea Flight Port, Jetties, Electricity, Water, Drainage, Telecommunication, Solid and Liquid Disposal System.

  • Ippantivu:

  • Foot Pathways, Nature Trails, Cycling Routes, Sea Flight Port , Jetties, Electricity, Water, Drainage, Telecommunication, Solid and Liquid Disposal system.

  • Periya Arichchalai:

  • Foot Pathways, Nature Trails, Sea Flight Port, Jetties, Electricity, Water, Drainage, Telecommunication, Solid and Liquid Disposal System

  • Eramutivu:

  • Foot Pathways, Nature Trails, Sea Flight Port, Jetties, Electricity, Water, Drainage, Telecommunication, Solid and Liquid Disposal System.

  • Mutwal (Dutch Bay ):

  • Roads, Pedestrian Pathways, Cycling Routes, Nature Trails, Jetties, Railways, Electricity, Water, Drainage, Telecommunication, Solid and Liquid Disposal System.

Special Developments in the Zone

  • Domestic Air Port - Uchchamunai
  • Under Water Amusement Park - Kandakkuliya
  • Golf Course - Dutch Bay
  • Race Course - Kalpitiya
  • Cricket Playground - Kalpitiya

Proposed Capacity in All Accommodation Establishments by Class

Island

Class of
Accommodation

No of Units

No of Rooms

No of Beds

 

Tourist Hotels

17

5000

10000

Battalangunduwa

5*

1

500

1000

Unclassified

1

100

200

Palliyawatta

4*

1

300

600

Ippantivu

5*

1

550

1100

4*

1

450

900

Periya Arichchalai

3*

1

500

1000

Eramutivu

Unclassified

1

300

600

Mutwal ( Dutch Bay )

5*

1

550

1100

4*

1

450

900

3*

1

300

600

2*

1

150

300

1*

1

150

300

Unclassified

5

700

1400

Expected Employment Generation

Hotel Industry

Direct

Indirect

Total

Battalangunduwa

1800

2700

4500

Palliyawatta

900

1350

2250

Ippantivu

3000

4500

7500

Periya Arichchalai

1500

2250

3750

Eramutivu

900

1350

2250

Mutwal ( Dutch Bay )

6900

10350

17250

Total

15000

22500

37500

Alternatives Available for Provision of Infrastructure Facilities

  • Water
  • Desalination and Water Provision Methodology will be introduced to the Hotel Industries at Kalpitiya Islands . Purify fresh water will be provide to the Development Islands and The Kalpitiya Town from the Water supply Project at Kala Oya – River mouth at Gangewadiya Village.

  • Electricity
  • All Developers will be Encourage to Use Separate Generators to supply of Electricity for their Hotel Industries.
    Photovoltaic- Wind Energy-Energy from Biomass Systems will be introduced to the Community and Other industries.
    Hydropower Electricity Supply Provide by Ceylon Electricity Board will be supplied to the Development Islands from the Proposed Electricity Supply System from Eluwankulama Town.

  • Under Ground Cabling
  • Cabling to Supply Electricity will be run Under Ground to Enhance the Visual appearance at Development Islands.

  • Under Water Cabling
  • System of Under Ground Cabling will be used to supply Electricity to the proposed Development Islands from the Substation at Gangevadiya Village .

  • Telecommunication
  • System of Under Ground Cabling will be Introduce to Supply Telecommunication facilities With the Sri Lanka Telecom for the Proposed Developing Islands .

  • Disposal of Solid waste
  • Hygienic Collection and Storage facilities, preferably with Separation for Re-Cycling will be introduced to the Proposed Developing Islands .

  • Disposal of Liquid waste
  • Treatment plants will be use to Purify the Liquid waste and to release the effluents to Central Environmental Authority Standards.

  • Disposal of Sewage
  • Individual Sewage systems of Hotels will be linked to the Proposed Main Sewage Systems to Produce Effluent to Central Environmental Authority Standards.