A Plus E Network and Thailand’s Singha Estate are to partner up to create a documentary on the development of Emboodhoofalhu.
The 30-minute documentary is to be aired on History Asia Channel under the title, ‘Making Mega in Paradise’.
Singha Estates reported that in this documentary, viewers can glimpse the logistical and intellectual challenges the team faced in developing the area in to the largest integrated resort in the Indian Ocean region. It is scheduled for broadcast in the first quarter of 2019.
‘This is no ordinary construction project, this is a first of its kind. Ninety-nine percent of the site is sea. This engineering initiative in this location is an incredible journey. I am honored to witness this remarkable feat of developing ecotourism,’ E and A Network’s Asia Director and Executive Producer Chris Humphries said.
Singha Estates said that their multi-discipline team will be featured in the documentary, as well partners such as Café del Mare, Hardrock Café and Curio Collection by Hilton. The project, valued at US$ 680 million, extends to seven kilometers.
Conserving the natural beauty of the area, while developing the area was the biggest challenge, the Estate added. This aspect of the process, the company said, will be elaborated in the documentary.
Singha Estate said they were proud of the work they had carried out, having adhered to their core values of ‘harmonious existence’.
The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of this year, costing a whopping US$ 311 million. Emboodhoofalhu will be home to Hard Rock Hotel and Curio by Hilton; all operating under franchise agreements.
The entire project is valued at US$ 800 million. Once completed, the area will feature state of the art resources, developed as an integrated leisure and recreation destination resort concept.
It will also feature a luxury marina. The agreement to develop the marina was signed with Abu Dhabi’s Jalboot Holdings, over the week. Under the 10-year agreement, Jalboot Holdings will provide ferry services between Emboodhoofalhu and Velana International Airport, as well as cruise services, electronic boat services. It is estimated that around 4,000 passengers can be transferred on a daily basis.