World's largest manmade lagoon slated for India

Crystal Lagoons has revealed that it will enter the Indian market with the construction of a $200m, 6.5ha lagoon in the state of Maharashtra

The Dream City lagoon will occupy an area of 6.5ha, and will involve an estimated investment of $200m.
The Dream City lagoon will occupy an area of 6.5ha, and will involve an estimated investment of $200m.

Crystal Lagoons has revealed plans to build the world’s largest manmade lagoon in India.

The 6.5ha crystalline water feature will form the centrepiece of the $1.5bn Dream City development, located in the state of Maharashtra.

The lagoon will involve an estimated investment of $200m. Approximately 1.2-million litres of water will be required to fill the artificial enclosure.

The record-breaking lagoon – Crystal Lagoons’ first project in India – will be used for recreational activities. It will also offer a means of transportation throughout Dream City via water taxi.

Commenting on his firm’s latest contract, Carlos Salas, Middle East regional director for Crystal Lagoons, said: “Entry into the Maharashtra state, home to 114-million people, marks Crystal Lagoons’ 12th MENASA [Middle East North Africa South Asia] project, and takes the global tally to over 300.

“This landmark signing underscores Crystal Lagoons’ global expansion, and further highlights our expertise in creating manmade lagoons through the application of our revolutionary technology. Since the company launched, we have created a number of unique leisure-centric destinations and added bodies of water to a range of developments, [leading to] enhanced real estate value that otherwise would not be possible,” he added.

Dream City, Maharashtra, is being developed by Indian real estate firm, D S Kulkarni Developers (DSK Group). Once completed, the 100ha community will become home to 50,000 people. In addition to 8,000 residential units, Dream City will feature a five-star hotel, a marine club, several malls, and a selection of food-and-beverage (F&B) outlets.

“Dream City represents an important milestone for Crystal Lagoons and our partnership with DSK Group gives us a unique opportunity to contribute our expertise towards a world-class project at the heart of a new cultural and sustainable icon for the region and for India,” concluded Salas.

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