CM lays foundation of Leh Golf Course
Leh, June 15: The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday laid foundation of Golf Course at Leh to be developed over an area of 1520 kanals at an estimated cost of Rs 12 crore.
The 18-hole Golf Course of world class standard is likely to be completed within next 2 years.
By its development, the golf circuit from Jammu, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Leh will be completed and will open venue for international golfers to play the game in different situations and different geographical conditions.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said tourism has been the mainstay to the economy of Ladakh and its strengthening and upgrading has been taken as an important sector by his government.
“We want to create different attractions for tourists so that they visit here again and again”, he said, adding that adventure, sports, pilgrim and conventional tourism are receiving equal attention to make the State round the year tourist affair and generate substantial employment for people.
The Chief Minister said that construction of Golf Course in Leh would give impetus to the efforts of the government to showcase this area for high class sports tourism. “Golfers can avail the opportunity of this course to play in a different geographical condition and enjoy the unique beauty of the area”, he added.
Minister for Tourism, Nawang Rigzin Jora, Minister of State for Tourism, Nasir Aslam Wani, Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh, Rigzin Spalbar and various Executive Councillors were accompanying the Chief Minister.
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