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25 Apr, 2016

Four Crystal Lagoons to feature in US$250 million development in Egypt’s Sokhna mountains

Crystal Lagoons, the patented technology developer of giant crystalline lagoons and only global company with the technological capability to make the development of giant controlled manmade bodies of water economically viable, has joined forces with Egyptian real estate development company, TatweerMisr, to develop the first man-made lagoons in the Sokhna mountains.

The development will bring six stunning lagoons spanning a total area of four hectares plus three kilometres of sandy beaches to the landscape, providing future IL Monte Galala-Sokhna residents and visitors with stunning views of both the mountains and the crystal clear waters, as well as access to a range of fantastic leisure activities such as watersports.

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“This will be mark the first man-made lagoon project in the mountain area to date. It is a phenomenal undertaking and one that we are eager to get off the ground as soon as possible and highlight Crystal Lagoons’ ability to bring a body of water to any landscape, be it desert, the centre of major cities, or mountainous regions,” said Carlos Salas, Regional Director, Middle East, Crystal Lagoons. “IL Monte Galala-Sokhna is an innovative residential-meets-tourism development of great natural beauty that aims to offer a high-end experience to those looking to enjoy precious leisure time.”

Ahmad Shalaby, Managing Director and Member of the Board at TatweerMisr, said: “IL Monte Galala is among the most prestigious projects in Sokhna and the new partnership underlines our commitment to building value by providing diverse facilities and amenities to our customers. As one of the largest project in Sokhna, IL Monte Galala stands apart with its unbeatable views and large assortment of amenities.”

The US$250 million initial phase of IL Monte Galala-Sokhna will deliver more than 1,600 residential and hotel units during 2019. Expected to be complete within 10 years, it is positioned to become a local and international destination of choice offering an impressive selection of activities and lifestyle options that showcase the stunning natural beauty utilised within the projects’ urban design.

Crystal Lagoons is positioning itself as offering a unique product differentiator to high profile tourism projects around the world. Making use of ecologically sustainable technology keeps maintenance costs and its patented technology makes it possible for people to enjoy an authentic beach experience with the potential to add economic value to new tourism destinations.

Designed to be self-cleaning, the lagoons use up to 100 times less chemicals than traditional systems, and only two percent of the energy required by conventional filtering technologies, making them incredibly sustainable. Crystal Lagoons already holds two Guinness World Records’ titles for the largest crystalline lagoon in the world at San Alfonso del Mar in Chile and 12.2 hectares lagoon at Sharm El Sheik in Egypt. Its global portfolio of 300 projects located in 60 countries now includes a total of 40 projects in different stages of development in Middle East and six new projects signed in Egypt in the latest 10 months.