Bhubaneswar: Tourism sector got a boost in the State as the Odisha Government allotted land to seven investment proposals worth Rs 354 crore.
Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the proposers to commission the projects within three years from the date of taking over possession of the land.
Tourism Secretary Vishal Kumar Dev presented the investment proposals for discussion at a review meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary.
“The land has been allotted for seven projects in different parts of the State after due diligence and technical assessment for land requirement,” said Dev.
The projects would be developed over a total area of around 79.5 acres out of which Government has decided to allot around 42.5 acres, he said.
Dev said the tourism projects will create both direct and indirect employment opportunities.
The approved projects include Golf Resort at Satpada, Puri to be developed by the Mayfair Hotels & Resorts Ltd with investment of Rs 125 crore, Gopalpur Palm Resort at Udayapur, Ganjam to be developed by the Swosti Vacations Club Pvt Ltd, with investment of Rs 64.58 crore, 4-Star Hotel at Trisulaia, Cuttack to be developed by Lalchand Resort Pvt Ltd with investment of Rs.54.50 crore; Resort at Gopalpur to be developed by Luxurio Assets Pvt Ltd with investment of Rs 49.80 crore, acresort at Tampara, Ganjam to be developed by the Lifeline Multi Venture Pvt Ltd with investment of Rs 49.80 crore and a water park at Basantpur near Sambalpur to be developed by the Aquamagic Water Amusement Park with investment of Rs 7.50 crore and a theme park and a resort near Rourkela to be developed by the Krishna Holdings with investment of Rs 3.16 crore.