Looking to attract investments in the tourism sector as well as the Gujarati traveller, West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation is in town with a roads-show to showcase the tourism potential of the eastern state.
West Bengal government has identified three or four areas including tea-tourism, eco-tourism, cultural tourism, which can not only attract tourists, but also investments in the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode.
“We have identified areas like Gajaldoba near Siliguri for eco-tourism, Jharkhali in Sunderbans, Sabujdeep project near Hooghly, Kunjanagar in Jalpaiguri district where we are trying to attract investments in the PPP mode. Of these, Gajaldoba alone has an investment opportunity of around Rs 2,500 crore,” said S Basu Ray, joint secretary of West Bengal tourism department.
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