Kerman, Feb 18, IRNA - World's largest artificial
beach is to be built in this provincial capital city in central Iran on a
60,000-square-meter land, a local recreation official said on Wednesday.
Director of Kerman's Ashkan water park Arash Salehi told IRNA that the project is to be constructed with a rls 160 billion credit and it would be larger than Japan's artificial beach which is made on a 56,000-square-meter land.
Japan's artificial beach, called the Ocean Dome, locates in Myazaki.
Salehi encouraged the private sector to invest in the project which according to the official would return its original investment within two years after becoming operational.
He did not name the contractors of the project.
The official added that a water park is also to be built in the city of Kerman within seven months. He added that Iran has talked to some Indian and Chinese experts for carrying out the water part project.
Kerman lies on a large and flat plain, some 1,076 km (669 mile) south of the capital Tehran. The city has hot summers as it is located close to the Kavir-e lut (Lut Desert).
Kerman is one of the popular tourist hubs in Iran for both domestic and foreign visitors.
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