VISAKHAPATNAM: The quick clearance of project proposals and simplification of procedures is expected to ensure the finalisation of at least a few projects at the ‘Regional tourism investors and stakeholders meet’ to be held in the city on Oct 27.
The State government is keen on developing Visakhapatnam as tourist capital of Andhra Pradesh by tapping the tourist potential of Visakhapatnam, AP Chambers of Commerce and Industry Federation (APCCIF) president G. Sambasiva Rao and its Tourism Sub-Committee chairman K. Lakshminarayana told the media here on Tuesday, October 24, reports The Hindu.
The government was also 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 on Friday. Projects pertaining to Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts would be discussed at the meet, the second would be held in Hyderabad on Nov 4, the meets to be held at Kurnool, Tirupati and Vijayawada have been tentatively fixed for Nov 10, Nov 17 and Nov 24.
They said the 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.