LAHORE: Lahore’s Disneyland-like theme park will be constructed on the Lahore-Islamabad M-2 Motorway near Kala Shah Kaku, The Express Tribune learnt on Tuesday.
Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Director General Shakeel Ahmad confirmed that after surveying different sites, the Chinese company, Golden Bean, has decided to build the country’s first Disneyland-style theme park on the M-2 Motorway.
“It is a huge project and will take around two years to complete,” he added.
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Lahore Division Commissioner Abdullah Khan Sumbal said that the Punjab government is playing the role of a facilitator in the project.
The Chinese company has committed to invest Rs32 billion in the project. “Golden Bean will work on construction, procurement of land and execution of the project,” Sumbal said.
The commissioner added that the provincial government has guaranteed uninterrupted electricity supply through special feeders for the project. “The government would also build an approach road for the proposed amusement park,” he added.
Further, Sumbal said the proposed theme park would also have a five-star hotel, water aquarium, business and shopping centers, state-of-the-art rides and a breathtaking rollercoaster.
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An official in the commissioner’s office disclosed that the Punjab government showed three sites to Chinese investors in the province, including Raiwind Road and Kala Shah Kaku, for the theme park. However, Chinese investors preferred Kala Shah Kaku site as it is located on the M-2 Motorway near densely populated districts of Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot and adjoining areas.
The proposed theme park will be built over an area of 320 to 350 acre and will have direct access from the M-2 Motorway.