Belfast City Council has approved plans for the construction of a £12 million aquarium in Belfast.
The proposed aquarium will be located on Queen's Road in Belfast's Titanic Quarter.
The firm behind the venue, ReefLive, hopes that it will attract 300,000 visitors per year.
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The Belfast Telegraph quotes ReefLive managing director Keith Thomas as saying, "We are thrilled with Belfast City Council's decision to approve our aquarium, which has received a tremendous amount of public support since its original announcement last year.
"Our commitment to building our first ReefLive aquarium in Belfast is testament to the city's track record for tourism excellence, and an unwavering confidence that sustained investment in Northern Ireland's tourism and leisure sector will prove vital for the region's recovery in a post-COVID world."
The proposed aquarium is due to open in 2022.
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