Promising investment to develop the marina and surrounding area of Chioggia at the south of the Venice lagoon was announced on 7 February 2011. In the first phase, docking facilities for boats will be increased to 400 vessels and a clubhouse, swimming pool, bar and restaurant will be added. In the second phase, the docking facilities will expand to provide space for 700-800 boats. Also, a sports complex will be constructed, consisting of tennis courts, soccer pitches, fitness area and cycling facilities. The total investment by a group of entrepreneurs for the project is forecast to be €25 million.
Further information can be found in this article by Elisabetta Boscolo Anzoletti, published by the newspaper La Nuova di Venezia e Mestre on 7 February 2011:
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