Centre to develop five lighthouses in Odisha to promote tourism

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New Delhi: In a bid to promote tourism in Odisha, a total of five lighthouses in four districts of the state have been identified for development on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

This was informed by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

The Government has initiated action for the development of tourism at the following five Lighthouses in Odisha on PPP mode:-

Following are the Lighthouses:-

  1. Gopalpur Lighthouse –Ganjam District
  2. Puri Lighthouse –Puri District
  3. Chandrabhaga Lighthouse –Puri District
  4. Paradip Lighthouse –Jagatsinghpur District
  5. False Point Lighthouse –Kendrapara District

“The project components for the above Lighthouses have been finalized and necessary clearances from State Coastal Zone Management Authority for Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance and other local bodies have been sought. Since the above projects are on PPP mode, no fund allocation is envisaged,” a PIB press release read.

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