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NRI financing for Himachal's Rs 2,000-crore
ski village project


Shimla, May 4, 2005
Ashok Gupta
NRI press

A Rs 2,000-crore ski village project will be an international standard resort complete with a variety of hotels, parks, malls which are rooted in the Himalayan architecture style to give the traveller a unique experience. The resort would be located above the height of 8,000 feet and would require roughly an area of 100 hectares. Himachal Pradesh government has approved this project to be built near Manali.


The State Tourism Minister G S Bali said, "Sky village project is being financed by a non-resident Indian and the agreement in this regard would be signed soon after a detailed report is submitted." He also said:

  • The government would soon announce its new tourism policy which envisaged integrated development of the sector including building on road, rail and air connectivity, parking, accommodation, recreation, sports, adventure and pilgrimage facilities

  • Focus will also be on construction of more budget tourist accommodation, village tourism by involving local youth and development of new tourist destinations.

  • Tourist development corporation would run luxury buses for tourists in tribal areas through special packages and organise events like great marathon run, apple blossom festival, paragliding, bird watching festival, river rafting and himachal food festival, to attract more tourists.

  • The film industry would be wooed to give wider exposure to the state.


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