HP CM urges ADB for according early approval of tourism projects

November 30, 2018 03:22 PM

SHIMLA: The state government has succeeded in getting approved Rs. 1900 crore Asian Development Bank funded tourism project sanctioned for the state which would ensure better tourism infrastructure, particularly in the unexplored areas. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur during the meeting with the Country Director of ADB Kenichi Yokoyama, here today.

The Chief Minister said that in addition to this, the ADB project worth Rs. 650 crore has also been sanctioned for the state which would be implemented in two phases. In the first phase, 19 projects have been completed and work was in progress in respect of 11 projects under Phase-II, he added.

Jai Ram Thakur said that all the allocated projects would be executed in the stipulated time period so that more such projects could be posed for ADB funding. He said that the state government has also posed few agriculture projects for ADB funding.

He said that the state government was also implementing crop diversification project in five districts of the state. The second phase of this project has been posed for ADB funding. He urged the ADB Country Director to accord early approval to this project so that it could be executed well in time.

Kenichi Yokoyama said that the ADB would provide all possible help for the effective sanctioning and execution of various projects to the state.

Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, MP Virender Kashyap, Additional Chief Secretaries Dr. Shrikant Baldi and Ram Subhag Singh, Additional Principal secretary to the Chief Minister Sanjay Kundu were present on the occasion among others.

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