UAE is set to introduce a tourism township in Kerala. The ambassador for the United Arab Emirates has put forward its proposition which will require Central sanction. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan convened a meeting with the former to set up a working group comprising of the “Chief Secretary as chairman; Secretary, Tourism Department as convener; Additional Chief Secretary, Local Self-Government department; Additional Chief Secretary, Forest department; Principal Secretary, Revenue department; and Principal Secretary, Local Self-Government department, as members” according to The Hindu.
The proposal received by the Department of Non-resident Keralites Affairs (NoRKA) asserts the middle-east nation’s interest in building the entire attendant infrastructure for the project.
Vagamon/Munnar have been shortlisted by the State as the ideal destinations. Both of these locations are popular among both domestic and international tourists.
UAE’s Tourist Township of International Stature
The working group will mainly be in charge of the technical and legal paraphernalia of the project. A memorandum of understanding will also be signed with the gulf nation to greenlight the project.
Another meeting between authorities will follow soon.