The Asian Development Bank has agreed in principle to sanction Rs 1311 .20 crore to strengthen tourism infrastructure in the state for funding phase 1 of the proposed development programme.
Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said, “The state government has been laying special emphasis for making Himachal as the best tourist destination in India by developing unexplored tourist places in a phased manner, which would help in sustainable development of the sector.”
“The projects to be covered under the first phase are i.e. beautification of Palampur, convention centre at Dharamshala, thematic cum green park at Pragpur, wellness centre at Dharamshala, Shimla, Nadaun and Kullu-Manali, high end fountain tourist facility at Dharamshala etc”, he added.
He said, “The wayside amenities at Mandi-Kullu, Nadaun and Kaleshwar Mahadev Kangra, rafting cum water park complex at Nadaun, sports activities in Pong Dam, Tatta Pani, Naduan and Bangana would also be developed, besides facilities at Baba Balak Nath temple and development of Shiv Dham at Mandi.”