Odisha Govt Approves Seven Tourism Projects

These projects will bring investments to the tune of Rs 354 crore

Bhubaneswar: The state government today gave its nod to seven tourism projects in the state which will bring investments to the tune of Rs 354 crore. The state government has also allotted land for the projects during a meeting of the Land Allotment Committee chaired by chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi.

The approved projects include Golf Resort at Satpada, Puri to be developed by Mayfair Hotels and Resorts Ltd with investment of Rs.125 cr, Gopalpur Palm Resort at Udayapur, Ganjam to be developed  by Swosti Vacations Club Pvt Ltd, with investment of Rs.64.58 cr; 4-Star Hotel at Trisulaia, Cuttack to be developed by Lalchand Resort Pvt Ltd with investment of Rs.54.50 cr; Resort at Gopalpur to be developed by Luxurio Assets Pvt Ltd with investment of Rs. 49.80 cr; Resort at Tampara, Ganjam to be developed by Lifeline Multi Venture Pvt Ltd with an investment of Rs. 49.80 cr; Water Park at Basantpur near Sambalpur to be developed by Aquamagic Water Amusement Park with an investment of Rs.7.50 cr; and, Theme Park and Resort near Rourkela to be developed by Krishna Holdings with an investment of Rs.3.16 cr.

Chief Secretary Sri Padhi directed to fix the commencement and commissioning timeline against each project. The allottees were asked to commission the projects within three years from the date of taking over possession of the land.

Secretary (tourism) Vishal Kumar Dev said that the land has been allotted for seven projects in different parts of the State after due diligence and technical assessment for the land requirement.

“These projects will bring in an investment of Rs.354.34 cr. The projects will be developed over a total area of around 79.5 acres out of which Government has decided to allot around 42.5 acres. Some project proponents have arranged balance land on their own privately,” said Dev adding that these tourism projects, apart from creating direct employment opportunities will also have the potential for large indirect employment.

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