TOURISM PLAYS KEY ROLE IN SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK

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16/09/2014 … The Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Shri Shripad Naik has said that, In order to promote and develop tourism the Government has initiated steps to improve tourism infrastructure in a holistic way in coordination with the state Governments and the private sector in the first 100 days of the Government.

Shri Naik was speaking at a meeting organized by The Confederation of Indian Industry. CII National Committee on Tourism at Arossim in  South Goa today. The meeting deliberated on Establishing an Effective Tourism Strategy.

Shri Naik speaking further informed that the Ministry of Tourism has identified 50 circuits for development. The project for construction of new passenger terminal terminal at Mormugao Port Trust Goa to promote Cruise tourism, Strategies have been finalized for integrated development of core Buddhists Circuits. The mega project for development of Varanasi Ghats is ready for launch.

Shri Naik further also said that Government has recognized the key role of tourism in socio-economic development through jobs, enterprise, infrastructure development and foreign exchange earnings therefore Government endeavors to make India as the preferred tourist destination by making positive changes strengthening, diversifying the tourism economy.

The meeting was also attended by Shri Aman Nath, Chairman Neemrana Hotels Rajasthan, Shri Raj Rana Chief Executive officer South Asia Carison Rezidoa Hoyel GroupNCR Area, , Shri Sanjay Wadhawan Jt. Managing Director Mapple Hotels and others   

Shri Arjun Sharma Co-Chairman CII National Committee on Tourism and Managing Director welcomed the guests.

Shri Parag Joshi Vice- Chairman Goa State Council proposed the vote of thanks.   

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