Aspic Attracting locals, foreigners:
TO BUILD FIRST MARINA
Aspic Corporation will build Sri Lanka's first Marina in the Bolgoda
Lake to attract both locals and foreigners.
Chairman ASPIC Group, Deepthi Perera said they have already found a
suitable land for this project and construction would commence by end of
He said this concept is very popular in Europe and the Mediterranean
countries and would be a 'hit' in Sri Lanka as well.
"We are hoping to import boats and yachts from Europe and hope to
invest around Rs. 50 million for the project," he said.
Under the project private areas would be built giving privacy and
would be rented out on a short or long term basis.
"We want to create the Nuwara Eliya holiday atmosphere in the city by
introducing this concept," Perera added.
Aspic has invested in diversified business ventures in Sri Lanka such
as finance, farming, plantations, real estate development, engineering
and construction, mining of minerals, marketing and distribution and
tourism and leisure industries. Profits generated from the company
operations would be re-invested for this project.
In addition the company would be also embarking on Sri Lanka's first
low cost housing scheme in Homagama.
The first phase of 79 houses is already been completed. "We have also
introduced a special bus service only for the housing scheme residents
funded by the company," he said.
The company in a bid to introduce an innovative marketing tool for
the housing sector would be having 'instant sales'.
"Customers could visit our showroom, select a house from our
brochures, pay the money, take keys and occupy the house immediately.
We have built several houses in many places in Colombo and are on the
look out for more properties to build," he said.
Aspic has also tied up with an American firm to export fluid tea that
could be diluted with either hot or cold water.
"We have designed a special foil under new technology for this
purpose and would soon export to Europe as well," he said.