Tourism to be promoted globally, sports will be encouraged

Amaravati: In a bid to promote local tourism at a global level, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy instructed the officials to enhance tourism. He also directed officials to establish a cultural academy in every district. In addition to that, the Chief Minister has approved for the establishment of Archaeological Corporation in order to preserve the historical memories of the state, during a review meeting with the officials from Tourism and Culture department on Friday at his residence at Tadepalli in Guntur district.

The government identified 15 to 20 tourism places in the state. Jagan ordered to develop those tourism places with the help of international companies. All these places will be developed with world-class amenities. The Chief Minister asked the officials to identify places that should be developed at international standards and make AP as the first priority for tourists who come to visit India.

In order to preserve the handicraft art, the Chief Minister asked the officials to provide financial assistance to artists from Kondapalli, Etikoppaka, Kalamkari villages. He ordered to prepare an activity plan for the same.

The officials have proposed Suryalanka, Horsely hills, Orvakal, and Gandikota. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has asked the officials to give detailed information again and include proposals for establishing Gandikota adventure academy, glass bridge on the river, construction of ropeways at tourism places.

He instructed the officials to develop tourism at Polavaram, Pulichintala, Nagarjuna Sagar, Srisailam, Somashila, Kandaleru, Araku, Lambasingi, Paderu and a few prominent reservoirs and dams.

Chief Minister ordered to prepare a plan for construction of sports complex in every district. He asked about the sports ground in every school.

Jagan approved for the establishment of cricket stadiums with international standards at Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry or Kakinada, Amaravati, Tirupati.

Unlike the previous government, the YSRCP government assured to provide financial assistance to the sportsmen those who've selected for national and international level competitions. Tourism, Archaeology, Youth affairs Minister Muthamshetty Srinivas and the higher officials of the department were present at the meeting.

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