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WORLD NEWS Government plans eight new marinas THAILAND: Eight new marinas will be built in Thailand as part of a government plan to turn the country into a marine leisure hub, the Phuket Gazette reports. Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith announced that four marinas will be built in the Andaman Sea and four in the Gulf of Thailand, at least two of which will be capable of handling superyachts. Two will be built in Phuket – a small Asian Marina in Rassada and a larger Kung Bay Marina in Pa Khlok. Construction of the latter is expected to begin early next year, but a ministry source said this was subject to the completion of environmental impact assessments. A further two marinas will be built in the southern province of Phang Nga, two on Koh Sumui island, one in Chonburi on the eastern side of the Gulf, and another in Trat, on the border with Cambodia. The transport minister said it expected to attract domestic and foreign investment for the projects, which will be built on private land. He added that the ministry was collaborating with the customs, revenue and immigration departments to review the country’s regulations on foreign superyachts, which may be revised. EXPERIENCE INTEGRITY PASSION VISION LEADERSHIP Progress for Nawi FIJI: Pre-construction processes are under way for the AU0 million Nawi Island Resort project, the Fiji Times reports. Offering 166 berths including space for 10 superyachts, the development will include 40 private villas, each set in an acre plot, and full resort amenities. The build emphasis is on sustainability, with the use of indigenous materials and local labour. Mike Gann, executive director designs and construction for Nawi Island Ltd, told the newspaper that construction is likely to start in March/ April 2017. Multi-million pound marina mooted for Stourport UK: Plans have been submitted for a £19 million 400-berth marina and associated facilities in Stourport on the River Severn. The Marina Quays proposals include the construction of 108 holiday apartments, a marina club house with restaurant, a bar, gym, boat hire and sales facility, and the development of a new footbridge across the marina entrance. A spokesperson from Clive Fletcher Developments, which put forward the plans, said: “Stourport is an extremely popular location for boaters and there is significant demand for both visitor and permanent moorings in the area.” Subject to approval, the marina will be built opposite the existing Stourport Marina, which offers 130 berths, a club house and boatyard facilities. C: 0 M: 0 Y: 0 K: 70 C: 0 M: 0 Y: 0 K: 100 Pantone 295 CVC Pantone DS 214-2 C www.marinaworld.com - May/June 2016 7

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