The work is in full swng on the world’s largest eco-friendly underwater themepark coming up within the kingdom’s master planned island city, Diyar Al Muharraq, according to Bahrain authotities.
Bahrain Torism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) said that The Bahrain Underwater Themepark wil include several unique dive spots in addition to artificial coral reefs that will be submerged in the later stages of the projects in order to form a safe for the kingdom’s marine ecosystem. The park is scheduled for opening in August. On opening, it is set to become the largest diving park in the world covering an area of over 100,000 square metre.
The officials said that the park will boast exceptional dive experiences including several structures such as submerged 70-m Boeing 747 as a centrepiece, as well as a replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s house and artificial coral reefs.
They added that sculptures will be fabricated from eco-friendly materials, and submerged to provide a safe haven for coral reef growth and a habitat for marine life. Besides, the dive site provide researchers with rich in formation and data on marine ecology and biology and will be a major boost to the kingdom’s ecotourism sector.
Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister, said: “We are proud to launch this unique eco-friendly project in cooperation with the Supreme Council for Environment and the Private sector.”
He added that the project is being implemented in accordance with strict environmental standards and international best industry practices in the field of environmental sustainability; with an overall aim to revive the kingdom’s marine ecosystem and preserve its local marine environment.
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