Sri Lanka’s landmark real-estate icon: ALTAIR declared open

Altair Colombo, beknown for its unique and acclaimed architectural value and splendorous addition redefining the skyline of Colombo, in par with the ongoing real-estate boom, to the new Colombo Skyline, was ceremoniously declared open today (27th October 2021) by the Prime Minister, Honourable Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The ceremonial opening of the iconic residential towers denotes the epitome of positive and expedient economic backing of neighbouring India to Sri Lanka, with Altair notably, being the biggest FDI investment in Colombo for real estate to date and the only FDI investment from the South City Group of Kolkata,  an Indian investor in Sri Lanka of its calibre. Altair, therefore, is truly a symbol and a showpiece of the foreign investment potential in the real estate industry in Sri Lanka for all enthusiastic investors around the globe.

Alongside Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa, the grand opening of Altair was held under the auspices of Special Guest Minister of Youth & Sports, Minister of Development Co-ordination and Monitoring and State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development,                Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, Indian High Commissioner (Guest of Honour) HE. Gopal Baglay, Dr. Nalaka Godahewa, Mr. Sirinimal Perera (Special Authorized Officer- Altair Project), Mr. Sushil Mohta, Mr. Jugal Khetawat, Mr. Rajendra Bachhawat, Mr. Prakash Bachhawat (Directors/Shareholders of South City Projects Kolkata Ltd) and Mr. Manmohan Bagree, Director Indocean Developers Pvt Ltd

The event also exemplifies that customers are now able to initiate the fit-outs of the apartments through a phased out schedule with the total sold apartments ready to be handed over within the next few weeks.

Since, there were architectural and engineering challenges that encompassed unto creation of one-of-its kind edifice, the construction and finishing of ALTAIR posed many complexities which affected construction schedules. Therefore, as the main developer, Indocean (Pvt) Limited., the local subsidy of the world-renowned South City Projects (Kolkata) Ltd expressed their delight over the acceleration of the project progress in the last few months especially amidst the Covid 19 pandemic due to the significant support extended by the Government of Sri Lanka

The breath-taking real estate masterpiece is a creative magnum opus of living legend Moshe Safdie, creator of Marina Bay Sands and the Jewel in Singapore and many other icons. ALTAIR comprises 404 luxurious apartments spread across 1.5mn square feet on 68 floors with ventilation, light, privacy and optimally laid out living spaces as its’ design guidance.

With the full completion and the commencement of the handover process, Indocean Developers Pvt Ltd are confident that the lifestyle facelift that Altair would bring into Sri Lanka with sophisticated brand experience would become a true value addition to the vibrant cosmopolitan lifestyle in new Colombo.

Photo Captions

– Altair; the architectural miracle
– Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, Minister of Youth and Sports addressing the esteemed gathering
– Guest of Honour H.E. Gopal Baglay addressing the gathering
– Sushil Mohta, Director/Shareholder, South City Projects (Kolkata) Ltd. sharing his thoughts on the success of Altair project

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