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Sikkim gets Rs 120 cr from ADB

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GANGTOK, Oct 13 � The department of Tourism has received Rs120 crores from the Asian Development Bank for development of Sikkim�s tourism infrastructure. The fund will be used in development of infrastructure in tourism sector, said Bhim Dhungel, Minister for Tourism and Forest department.

Speaking to media today, Dhungel said that plans are in place to construct double lane road from Ranka to Rumtek Phatak, and the Chemchey to Damthang road near Namchi.

He further added that the department has plans to renovate the old monastery at Pelling and also to clean the monastery premises, and a multipurpose car parking lot will be constructed at Rumtek.

All the plans will be completed within the next 4 years, said Dhungel. He further mentioned that efforts are on to develop the Singalila trekking route. There are plans of constructing a trekkers hut at Singalila.

The Minister further informed that the State Government has sanctioned Rs 2 crore for development of tourism infrastructure at Samdruptse, where a car parking and eight eco huts would be constructed.

The Minister further stated that the department has changed its style of functioning and would be soliciting cooperation of local people in all its efforts of development of infrastructure, without which, development is not possible.

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Sikkim gets Rs 120 cr from ADB

GANGTOK, Oct 13 � The department of Tourism has received Rs120 crores from the Asian Development Bank for development of Sikkim�s tourism infrastructure. The fund will be used in development of infrastructure in tourism sector, said Bhim Dhungel, Minister for Tourism and Forest department.

Speaking to media today, Dhungel said that plans are in place to construct double lane road from Ranka to Rumtek Phatak, and the Chemchey to Damthang road near Namchi.

He further added that the department has plans to renovate the old monastery at Pelling and also to clean the monastery premises, and a multipurpose car parking lot will be constructed at Rumtek.

All the plans will be completed within the next 4 years, said Dhungel. He further mentioned that efforts are on to develop the Singalila trekking route. There are plans of constructing a trekkers hut at Singalila.

The Minister further informed that the State Government has sanctioned Rs 2 crore for development of tourism infrastructure at Samdruptse, where a car parking and eight eco huts would be constructed.

The Minister further stated that the department has changed its style of functioning and would be soliciting cooperation of local people in all its efforts of development of infrastructure, without which, development is not possible.