Jammu,Nov 15: Minister for Tourism and Culture, Nawang Rigzin Jora today underscored the need for time bound completion of second phase 9 hole Sidira Golf Course and stressed for proper maintenance of the existing 9 hole Golf Course completed under the first phase.
“You should showcase this picturesque Golf Course for National and International events”, Jora asked the management.
The Minister was speaking at a meeting convened to review the pace of work on the ongoing second phase of the Golf Course. The first phase of Sidhra Golf Course was completed and tee-off during last fiscal, while as the work on 2nd phase of 9 hole Golf Course is apace with till date expenditure of Rs. 26 core against the total estimated cost of Rs. 37.39 crore.
The Minister said that development of a Golf Course was a difficult task but its maintenance was more difficult and asked the concerned to take every measure for its proper maintenance. He set March next as the deadline for the completion of the 2nd phase of the Course.
Jora also emphasized the need for imparting training to local youth in golf to encourage them to participate in tournaments. He said the Government was contemplating to constitute Golf Management Authority in for better management of the affairs of all the Golf Courses, besides to showcase these facilities available in the state internationally.
Commissioner Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Atal Duloo, Director Tourism, Jammu, R. S. Mehta, Executive Engineer, Tourism Department, S. N. Dhar besides non-official members of the Course, SS. Wazir and AM. Watali among others attended the meeting.
The meeting among other things discussed matters related to the installation of irrigation pump sets, Solar power system, plantation , up-gradation of road, earth filling, construction of parking lot, laying of golf kits and installation of air conditioner in club building.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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