Aqua boom

AN AQUA-park in Bratislava's Petržalka district, planned for 2006, is the latest in a series of swimming and leisure centres opening around the country.

The private news agency SITA wrote that the company Aquaparky Slovakia plans to start the construction of the Petržalka aqua-park this year. Covering 10 hectares, the complex will include an indoor aqua-park, shopping facilities, a bowling hall, a discotheque, restaurants, outdoor swimming pools, sports facilities, a three-star hotel, and a congress centre. The project should cost about Sk1.2 billion (€30 million).

More such centres are being built or have already been completed in Liptovský Mikuláš, Poprad, Senec, and Rimavská Sobota.

The Pravda daily wrote that Sk440 million (€11 million) in addition to last year's Sk100 million (€2.5 million) would be invested this year in the park in the northern town of Liptovský Mikuláš.

In the western town of Senec, Sk200 million (€5 million) is being put into an aqua-centre that should open this summer.

In the northern town of Poprad, Sk300 million (€7.5 million) was invested in the local aqua-park and total investments are expected to reach Sk2 billion (€50 million) by 2006. The park should be opened in July, Pravda wrote.

Finally, in the southern town of Rimavská Sobota plans a Sk500 million (€12.5 million) water-park project.

Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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