Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Recently Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) successfully handed over the Underwater Restaurant Structure constructed to be commissioned at a tourist resort, ‘YOU AND ME by Cocoon Maldives’, in the beautiful Uthuru Maafaru Islands in the west coast of Raa Atoll in the Republic of Maldives

The Restaurant was built under a contract entered by Colombo Dockyard PLC with AKDA Engineers International Pvt Ltd of Hasowa Building, Boduthakurufanu Magu, Male’ for Uthurumaafuru Holdings Pvt Ltd of Maldives.

(Photo caption: From left to right (seated) Mr. Shiraz Akbarally, Mr. Asgi Akbarally, Mr. A.K. Diyabalanage (Chairman/ MD, AKDA), Mr. D.V. Abeysinghe (MD/CEO, CDPLC), Mr. Sumudu Adikari (Project Manager AKDA), Dr. Toru Takehara (Chairman CDPLC) and (standing) Mr. Samantha Senarathne (Project Manager CDPLC) at the time of signing the protocol of delivery.

The handing over ceremony took place at CDPLC premises with the participation of many dignitaries. For this auspicious occasion Mr. A.K. Diyabalanage (Chairman/MD AKDA), Mr. Sumudu Adikari (Project Manager AKDA), Mr. B. R. Cooray (Site Manager AKDA) representing AKDA Engineers International Pvt Ltd and Mr. Asgi Akbarally (Director), Mr. Shiraz Akbarally (Director), Mr. Imran Akbarally (Director) and Mr Janek Jayasekara (Group Chief Operating Officer) representing the client participated.

(Photo caption from left to right: Dr. Toru Takahara (Chairman/CDPLC), Mr. Asgi Akbarally, Mr. Imran Akbarally, Mr. Shiraz Akbarally, Mr. B.R. Cooray (Site Manager AKDA), Mr. Mr. A.K. Diyabalanage (Chairman/ MD AKDA), Mr. Janek Jayasekara, Mr. D.V. Abeysinghe (MD/CEO CDPLC), Mr. Prince Lye (Head of Shipbuilding Marketing CDPLC), Mr. Samantha Senarathne (Project Manager CDPLC) posing for a group photo in front of the Underwater Restaurant Structure)

This Underwater Restaurant Structure will be towed and placed underwater in Uthuru Maafaru at the west coast of Raa Atoll in Maldives and is set to be a top tourist attraction in the Maldives. The restaurant will give a magical, extraordinary experience and an exquisite dining experience under the clear blue sea, while enjoying the view of beautiful fish and marine life in the natural under water surroundings.

The first ever construction of an underwater restaurant structure by CDPLC shows the capability of Colombo Dockyard to cater to clients varying requirements from complex commercial vessels to requirements in the hospitality industry, and has created a good opportunity to market such underwater restaurant structures for the tourism industry in tourist hot spots worldwide.

CDPLC operates in joint collaboration with Onomichi Dockyard Company Limited of Japan who owns a stake of 51% at Colombo Dockyard PLC while Sri Lankan Government institutions have a 35% shareholding at Colombo Dockyard.

As a Shipbuilding, Ship repairing and Heavy Engineering company in Sri Lanka, CDPLC continuously proves its excellence by successfully securing and executing global projects.
CDPLC is the front runner of Sri Lankan industrialization and the main contributor to the Government’s National Export Strategy from the Shipbuilding sector.