$500M plan to replace the Maldives' sinking islands with man-made ones

08/22/2012 | International Business Times

Amid fears that many of its 1,190 islands will soon be submerged, the Maldives has formed a joint venture with architectural firm Dutch Docklands International to build the world's biggest series of artificial floating islands in the Indian Ocean. The $500 million project will include a convention center, hotel, yacht club and solar-powered golf course. The islands will be attached to the sea floor by cables or mooring piles for stability, reducing the effect on sea life.

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