SRINAGAR: The government decided to seek the consultancy of the experts of Royal Spring Golf Course Management (RSGC) for maintenance of golf courses of the state and directed concerned development authorities to making MoUs for the purpose.
The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the officers of Tourism and its allied departments held under the chairmanship of Minister for Tourism, Ghulam Ahmed Mir here on Monday.
Commissioner Secretary, Tourism, Shailendra Kumar, Director Tourism, Kashmir, Talat Parvez, Director, Tourism, Jammu, Soujanya Sharma, all CEOs of Development Authorities, Managing Director, JKTDC, senior officers of Cable Car Corporation, RSGC, SKICC were among others attended the meeting.
The meeting decided to give newly constructed Tourist Reception Centres by development authorities not outsourced yet to the JKTDC on rent to make it more vibrant and commercial.
The meeting also decided to post 2 Town Planners in Kashmir and Jammu divisions by surrendering two Architects besides also decided to post one Superintendent Engineer for ensuring prompt functioning and formulation of Master Plans of the authorities.
The meeting reviewed Physical and Financial achievements of various Tourism Projects being executed by the authorities under state and centre plans.
Receiving brief on different Tourism projects through Power Point Presentations given by CEOs, the minister emphasised on ensuring all facilities to the tourists. He also stressed for close coordination of the concerned departments for removal of impediments confronting timely completion of some tourism projects for growth of tourism in the state besides develop new spots.
Reviewing the pace of progress of Golf Course Pahalgham and Sidhra Golf Course Phase II Jammu, the Tourism Minister directed the concerned authorities to complete all works of these Golf courses well in time for their early tee off. He instructed for exploring more possibilities to extend the stay of the tourists by diverting them towards new spots and increasing attractions like Laser Shows and other adventure activities.
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