The aquatic complex will be constructed on a site just 1km away from the solid waste management plant at Vilappilsala.
An aquatic complex will be setup up in Vilappilsala panchayat at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore. The project has been approved as part of the panchayat’s mission to redefine the image of the village.
The aquatic complex will be constructed on a site just 1km away from the solid waste management plant at Vilappilsala. The 2 ponds spread across 3.5 acre will be used for the aquatic complex. The swimming pool will be built on international standards similar to the pool that has come up at Pirappancode.
The Vilappil panchayat has agreed to hand over its land for the project. Currently, the ponds on the site are used for pisciculture and it will be shut down once the project starts
“We are not looking for cleaning the pond. A swimming pool with all the necessary requisites for international standards will come up at Vilappilsala. The tender process has already been completed. We hope to complete the work of the entire complex and the park by the beginning of the next year,” said Minister for sports K B Ganesh Kumar to TOI.
The complex will have a mini recreation centre and a children’s park. There will also be a dressing room, water purification facilities, underwater camera, lighting facilities and a track for mounting camera. Galleries will be constructed on either sides of the pool.
“Every time people talk about Vilappilsala, they associate it with garbage. We wanted to break that image. A proposal was mooted and the government offered all the assistance,” said Vilappil panchayat president Sobhana Kumari.
The land will soon be handed over to sports council. Similar hi-budget projects are on the list for the complete transformation of the village.