Development proposal for three islands in Mangaluru sent to the government: MLA

Mangalore South MP D Vedavyasa Kamath said a proposal for the development of three kudru (islands) in his constituency has been submitted to the government for approval.

The proposal was prepared after consultation with stakeholders and was sent to the government through the deputy commissioner, he said at a stakeholder workshop and conclave held on the occasion of the World Tourism Day, by the District Administration and the Dakshina Kannada Tourism Development Committee on Monday.

He said there are plans to develop at least one kudru through government funding and the rest through PPP mode. Discussions are still ongoing.

The 135-acre land assigned to the International Convention Center and the Bengre golf course should be protected against encroachment by fencing around said land. There is a need to work on how to engage a visitor to Mangaluru for a day or at least a few hours, he said.

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Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) President Ravishankar Mijar said, “We have failed to harness our potentials. At the same time, infrastructure must also be developed to promote tourism. An investor meeting should be called to present the many opportunities available for investment in the tourism sector as soon as possible. This in turn would help secure investment, he said.

MUDA is engaged in the beautification of Mangaluru under the theme Green Mangaluru. Efforts are being made to develop parks, riverbeds and lakes in the city.
Stating that the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the tourism sector, Mijar said there was a need to give the industry a boost through investments.

Coastal Development Authority Chairman Mattaru Rathnakar Hegde said that although Karnataka has a 320 km long coastline, we have failed to develop it as expected. As a result, the tourism sector has not contributed to the government’s treasury.

Minister of Fisheries, Ports and River Transport S Angara said there was a need to identify unexplored tourist spots in the district. There is a need to simplify various guidelines to promote tourism.

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In addition, he said there are plans to develop fishing ports and jetties at Mangaluru. Master plan work at a cost of Rs 380 crore is being implemented at Kukke Subrahmanya temple, to provide facilities for visiting worshipers.

In his introductory remarks, Deputy Commissioner Dr Rajendra KV said there was a need to identify the gaps in why the coastal district has failed to find its place on the tourism and tourism map. work to find solutions to the problems that hamper the sector. Nature trails, hiking trails in Belthangady, Sullia and Puttur need to be publicized.

He called on people to behave responsibly by adhering to appropriate Covid behavior.

An official teaser on tourism in Dakshina Kannada prepared by Nisarga Advertising and Event Planning was published on this occasion.

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