Tourism Sector To Put Up Rs 1800-cr Projects At GIM

Kochi, Janurary 16: | Updated: Jan 17 2003, 05:30am hrs
The tourism sector is putting up Rs 1,800-crore worth of projects at the Global Investor Meet (GIM) beginning on Saturday.

Tourism minister KV Thomas told mediapersons that some of the projects were at various stages of development and a few MoUs were likely to be signed during the meet.

The projects include the Vallarpadom Golf Course (Rs 40 crore), Chitranjali studio (Rs 100 crore), a marina at the Bolghatty Island (Rs 15 crore), wetland forest project at Alappuzha (Rs 50 crore), Vagamon health resort (Rs 30 crore), family entertainment centre at Kochi (Rs 45 crore), health and spa resort in Kochi (Rs 100 crore) and a Malabar dream city project at Kozhikode (Rs 25 crore).

The tourism department was also in talks with the forest department to have a few eco-friendly projects near the forest areas. It was considering putting up `eco-lodges and resorts near some of the wildlife sanctuaries in Konni, Parambikulam, Nelliampathy, and Silent Valley. However, care would be taken that the forest balance was not altered, he added.