23 Apr 2014

Opening of CNMI resort delayed due to ferry sinking in South Korea

10:55 am on 23 April 2014

In the Northern Marianas, as a way to sympathize with families of the victims of the ferry sinking in South Korea, South Korean investment giant E Land has moved its grand opening of Coral Ocean Point Resort on Saipan, to next month.

The South Korean ferry Sewol capsized last April 16 off the coast of South Korea.

The confirmed death toll has reached 113, but almost 200 others are still missing.

E Lands's general manager, Tae Ho Kim, informed the CNMI's Department of Public Lands Secretary Pete Tenorio about the companys decision to postpone the reopening celebration of the resorts central building and swimming pool.

Coral Ocean Point is currently undergoing a 4.4-million US dollar renovation, which includes plans to tap a global hotel brand to run the resort.