ADB to finance for tourism promotion projects


Chief Minister said that Asian Development Bank is agree to finance for Himachal tourism promotion projects and promised to give Rs. 426 crore. CM said that State Government had submitted a detailed project report to the ADB with regard to the development of many unexplored tourism destinations in the State. He said that the budget was likely to be spent on development of basic infrastructural facilities in all the upcoming tourism destinations in the State. He said that the State had received 1.32 crore tourists during preceding financial year which was double to the population of the state. He said that the number of tourists was likely to increase further with the creation of better and improved infrastructural facilities. He said that tourism needed to be made a household \affair which had vast employment potential since against an investment of Rs. 10 lakh and 48 persons were getting employment directly or indirectly.