Thursday, 4 July 2019

Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel assures support from Centre for tourism projects in Goa



Panjim,  July 4: The Hon’ble  Union Minister of State   for Tourism, Mr.  Prahlad  Singh Patel today  assured all support  from the Central ministry to  Goa’s  tourism infrastructure   projects and has agreed to visit Goa for commissioning   the centrally funded tourism  projects once completed.

Mr. Dayanand Sopte, Chairman  of Goa Tourism  Development  Corporation  called on Mr. Patel along with Secretary Tourism, Mr.  J. Ashok Kumar, Rajya Sabha MP ,Mr. Vinay Tendulkar and  others in New Delhi today to discuss matters pertaining  to  central funding for tourism projects and development of Colva beach as an Iconic Tourism Destination.

Mr. Patel was briefed on various initiatives taken by Goa Tourism and was requested for his support in developing Goa as a World Class Tourism Destination.
Mr. Patel assured all assistance in this direction and has  also assured  to visit Goa in the near future for inauguration of the Centrally funded tourism projects. 

Later in the day, a team of Goa Tourism officials led by Goa Tourism  Secretary, Mr. J Ashok Kumar held meetings with Union Tourism Secretary, Govt. of India, Mr. Yogendra  Tripathi  to discuss and finalize funding for development of Colva beach as an Iconic Tourism Destination. The project is expected to be approved by the  Union Tourism Ministry later this year.

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