The Union Government has sanctioned Rs 5 crore for developing tourism in Mattancherry and Fort Kochi, said Dominic Presentation, MLA, here, on Monday, July 22.
He was addressing a meet organised by the Tourism Department with the support of the Kerala Chapter of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), on enhancing the tourism potential of Mattancherry.
Prof N. Ramaswamy, expert in heritage architecture, urged the government to formulate a masterplan for Mattancherry and release the structure of the project before the tourism season this year. “A core committee comprising representatives from various fields should be set up to develop the structure of the project,” he said.
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