Odisha invites fresh bids for Shamuka tourism project

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The government of Odisha is inviting bids for revving Shamuka tourism project planned at Sipasarubali, 10 km south of Puri. The state government revised the bid document with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

“The restriction by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the construction work on Shamuka tourism project is lifted. We hope to initiate bidding for the project by the end of this month,” said Gagan Dhal, Principal Secretary (tourism), Odisha.

The mega tourism project is developed on the public-private partnership (PPP) mode. The Odisha government had lined up an investment of Rs 120 crore on external infrastructure such as water supply, electricity and roads for the project.

The project will be executed in a phased manner. In the first phase of re-tendering, bids will be opened for four five star hotels and a golf course after obtaining necessary approval from the appropriate authority. The three five star hotels will be spread over an area of 20 acres each while the fourth one will be established on 40 acres of land. Similarly, bids will be invited for a golf course with golf villas covering 304 acres of land in the first phase of implementation.

Apart from the 4 five star hotels, the Shamuka tourism project would have facilities like a convention centre of international standards with a seating capacity of nearly 1,500, boutique hotels, international spa and wellness centres, an entertainment zone and sports facilities.