Published on : Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao said that the new tourism policy will be announced soon for encouraging private investment via which rural and domestic tourism will be developed.
For maintaining transparency and to avoid graft for permissions, a single-window system will be introduced in the State. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is devising various schemes to herald rapid development of North Coastal Andhra districts.
Addressing the World Tourism Day 2020 celebrations in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, the tourism minister said, “Tenders will be called soon to develop 12 tourist attractions in all the 13 districts under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode.”
Arrangements are being made for registration of hotels, tours and travels, along with other tourism-related works in the State, which are different from elsewhere in India. The government is striving to bring tourism at par with international standards, which will generate employment opportunities for jobless youth, said Muttamsetti.
APTDC MD Pravin Kumar said that under rural development, there is an opportunity to develop Yettikopaka in the district as a tourist attraction.
Pravin Kumar said, “Discussions are on to identify possible tourist attractions in all the districts and conserve their cultural heritage.
“There are many natural tourist attractions such as Aruku, Lambasingi and heritage sites such as Thotlakonda, Bhavikonda in the district. As Lambasingi records 0°C, promoting the village will bring many employment opportunities and recognition to the State,” Collector V Vinay Chand said.