Report by OD bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has decided to build Water sports facility at different tourist spots. This was decided at a meeting which was held under chairmanship of Minister Tourism and Culture Maheswar Mohanty at his Secretariat Chamber today.
Mohanty said that water sports facility at different water bodies project will be made at Ramchandi-Konark, Deras, Jhumuka, Tampara, Jagannath Sagar-Jeypore, Uppertank, Salia Banapur, Kuanria-Daspalla to facilitate sportsman, tourists to drive speedy boat, water scooter, cruise boat and paddle boat in water. The project will be made by joint effort i.e.
Tourism Department & private public partnership through Water Resource Department. Principal Secretary, tourism Ashok Kumar Tripathy told that 05-10 acres land will be made available to Water Resource Department. Actions are being initiated with Revenue Department to prepare the project. PPP applicants are short listed and will be selected by bid system.