Tourism players welcome induction of new ministers

Appreciate role of Jora, Wani in tourism


Srinagar, Jan 16: Kashmir-based tourism players today welcomed the induction of Ghulam Ahmad Mir as Minister for Tourism and Sajad Ahmad Kichloo as Minister of State for Tourism.
 In a major reshuffle in his four-year-old government, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday inducted 10 legislators into his council of ministers.

 Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Association (KHARA) and Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF) in a joint statement hailed the induction of Mir and Kichloo.
 The two associations representing the hotel industry in the Valley expressed hope that the new team of ministers would take the task of their predecessors forward for promotion of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.
 “It is also hoped that under their stewardship the tourism sector will get the recognition of being an important segment of State’s economy,” the statement said.
 “We welcome the induction of Ghulam Ahmad Mir and Sajad Ahmad Kichloo and hope their leadership would help tourism sector grow more,” said President KHARA, Showkat Chowdhary. KHARA has appealed the new tourism minister to give the industrial benefits to the tourism sector.
 “Though tourism has been accorded the industry status yet it has not been given the benefits of such status. We are hopeful that the new minister would take this issue seriously so that tourism sector is promoted here,” said Chowdhary.

Houseboat Owners
 Houseboat Owners’ Association hailed the induction of Mir.  “We ensure the new minister our support for the development of the tourism sector in the state. At the same time we have high expectations with him,” said Muhammad Rafi Karnai, Secretary, HBOA. 
 Karnai appealed Mir to pay due attention to the problems of the houseboat owners and redress them.
 He added: “We appreciate the exemplary role of the outgoing Minister of Tourism Nawang Rigzin Jora and the Minister of State for Tourism Nasir Aslam Wani for the promotion of tourism in the State.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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