Rs 200 cr for tourism in coastal region in next budget: CM

Marine park will come up in Mangalore on the model of Singapore

Speaking to presspersons here on Saturday, he said a high level committee had been constituted to chalk out plans for the promotion of tourism with Prof Raju and MLA N Yogish Bhat as its members. Measures will be initiated to overcome the problem of shortage of staff in the tourism department. Tourism will be promoted in the upcoming years. Special emphasis will be given for the promotion of tourism in Malnad-coastal district. Several entrepreneurs have come forward to invest in tourism sector in the State.

The CM said marine park will come up in Mangalore on the model of Singapore at a cost of Rs 250 crore. Golf course, Sulthan Bathery-Bengre hanging bridge, development of Nandibetta-Kemmanugundi, 1000 pillar Basadi in Moodbidri will be the other projects to be undertaken on PPP mode in the State.

The State has already written to the Centre, urging to include Tulu in the VIII Schedule of the Indian Constitution, he added.

The Madikeri-Bantwal road and Agumbe Ghat road will be developed. The work on the court complex in Mangalore will be completed in the next two years, he announced.

The CM said that it was Congress government which had given permission for the illegal mining in the State. The Centre should initiate action against such culprits.

The Prime Minister should convene a meeting of Chief Ministers to discuss on illegal mining.
Home Minister Dr V S Acharya, Minister for Industries Murugesh Nirani, MPs D V Sadananda Gowda and Nalin Kumar Kateel were present.

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