VISAKHAPATNAM: The Tourism department of Andhra Pradesh has been reportedly directed to take up new projects and complete them at a brisk pace, in order to attract tourists and thereby, increase the state revenue.
Sources said that the Chief Minister is of the opinion that developing tourism in Andhra Pradesh can generate a good revenue, which in turn can be utilized to fill the deficit budget to some extent.
Accordingly, Tourism secretary Mukesh Kumar Meena conveyed a meeting with the officials of the Visakhapatnam district at Tourism resorts in Rushikonda. The meeting was attended by Collector Pravin Kumar, Joint Collector Srujana, GVMC Commissioner Hari Narayanan and Director of the Tourism Himanshu Shukla.
Speaking to the officials, the Tourism secretary said that all the options for developing tourism in AP should be explored. He further added that officials should take up new projects to attract tourists.
He said that the Rushikonda beach should be revamped totally and an estimate for the same must be sent to the Tourism department. He added that cottages must be built in Lambasingi to cater to the needs of the tourists while directing to set up shacks at Yarada beach.
On the other hand, collector Pravin Kumar requested the Tourism secretary to release more funds to take up new projects and also, to complete the ongoing tourism works in time.