Shimla: The State Government is committed to make Himachal Pradesh a favourite destination for the investors by providing them all possible incentives and above all ensuring conducive atmosphere for investment in the State. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while interacting with the Director for Corporate Affairs, CT Power Limited, New Delhi S.K. Mishra through video conferencing from Shimla today.
Chief Minister said that the State offers immense potential for investment in tourism sector, keeping in view the salubrious climatic conditions and varied topography. He said that the State Government has framed a Tourism Policy for sustainable tourism development in the State. He said that tourism acts as an engine for development besides helping in creation of direct and indirect employment avenues to the youth.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the five major rivers flowing through the State also makes Himachal Pradesh a best destination for hydro power generation. He said that abundant sun and clear environment also make the State an ideal destination for setting up of solar power plants.
Chief Minister assured the Director for Corporate Affairs, CT Power Limited that the State Government would provide all possible help to the Company in investment endeavours.
Director for Corporate Affairs, CT Power Limited S.K. Mishra apprised the Chief Minister that the Company was interested for setting up of two 250 MW each capacity Solar power plants in the State. He said that the company was also willing to setup a five star hotel preferably in Shimla, Kangra or Mandi district of the State. He said the endeavour of the Company is to introduce a top US Hotel chain brand MGM Hotel in the State.
Additional Chief Secretary Industries Ram Subhag Singh, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister J.C. Sharma, Secretary Tourism Devesh Kumar and Principal Private Secretary to the Chief Minister Dr. R.N. Batta were present on the occasion.