String of tourism projects for north-coastal AP on the anvil

Ch.R.S Sarma Visakhapatnam | Updated on January 08, 2018 Published on October 24, 2017

Speedy clearance of project proposals and simplification of procedures is likely to ensure the finalisation of a string of projects at the regional tourism investors and stakeholders meet to be held in the city on Friday.

The State government is keen on promoting touring in a big way in the north-coastal districts, with special focus on on developing Visakhapatnam as the tourist capital, AP Chambers of Commerce and Industry Federation (APCCIF) president G. Sambasiva Rao and its Tourism Sub-Committee chairman K. Lakshminarayana told reporters here on Tuesday.

They said the State Government was equally keen on exploring the tourist potential of other regions in the State and Tourism Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya had a series of meetings with APCCIF, popularly known as AP Chambers, to aggressively promote tourism in the State. On the Minister’s suggestion, APCCIF in association with AP Tourism Department was organising the regional meets.

The first in the series of regional meets would be held at here on Friday. Projects proposals in the four districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts would be discussed at the meet. The second would be held in Hyderabad on Nov 4, and the meets to be held at Kurnool, Tirupathi and Vijayawada have been tentatively fixed for Nov 10, Nov 17 and Nov 24.

Tourism Minister would participate in the regional meet in Visakhapatnam. All the senior officials of the Tourism and Culture Department and local authorities would attend the meet. There would be district-wise presentations on the tourist ‘potential and opportunities’ available.

In response to a question, Sambasiva Rao expressed confidence that at least 25 projects may be finalised at Friday’s meeting.

Published on October 24, 2017
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