Secretary Tourism reviews status of PMDP projects, Capex Budget

Commissioner Secretary Tourism Rigzian Sampheal Tuesday reviewed the status of the projects under Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) and the capital expenditure (Capex) Budget 2019-20 at conference hall of directorate of Tourism department here.

The meeting was attended by Director Tourism Kashmir Nisar Ahmad Wani, Director Tourism Jammu Om Prakash Bhagat, Director Planning Tourism Parvez Ahmad Kakroo, MD JK Cable Car Corporation Shamim Ahmad Wani, Director Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) Bakhshi Javed Humayun besides CEOs, ADs and resort officers of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions.

Commissioner Secretary Tourism sought the information on the physical and financial progress of the projects, asset-wise revenue generation during 2018-19, details of the projects outsourced, a timeline of the completion of the projects sanctioned under PMDP, an official handout said.

While emphasizing on the creation of an eco-friendly infrastructure in a time-bound manner, Rigzian Sampheal directed the officers to initiate the tendering process of the approved projects proposed under Capex Budget 2019-20 forthwith, which should be completed by the end of this month.

He stressed on development of wayside facilities en route all tourist resorts for the comfortable and memorable journey of the travellers.

The Commissioner Secretary Tourism also directed the officers to identify 2 kanal of land near main roads for the installation of bio-toilets.

He also emphasized on outsourcing the assets soon after their completion.