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Kashmiri origin world reputed Ashai group to invest in Kashmir

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           Srinagar,Octobor 6 (Vijay Kumar) -J&K Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah while interacting with world reputed Ashai Group said,“Time has come for all Kashmiri entrepreneurs and reputed Kashmiri companies who have excelled in different parts of the world to avail the opportunity of public –private partnership and invest liberally to rebuilt tourist and other related infra structure in Kashmir.”

 The business group informed the Chief Minister that 5 trillion dollars earmarked for the development of infrastructure is available throughout the world and if Jammu and Kashmir Government creates more congenial atmosphere for investment through public-private partnership avenues maximum portion of these funds can be attracted to the State.

            The Chief Minister was of the opinion that the group can play a wider role in attracting world reputed tourist infra structure, housing five star hotels in the state. He said that since Ashai group comprises of all such executives who are originally Kashmiris therefore their personal involvement in playing a key role in building up tourist oriented infrastructure is highly required so that the state particularly Kashmir Valley is able to provide high quality facilities to visiting tourists.

            The group informed the Chief Minister that Hillton-Marrioton is already in touch with Ashia group for establishment of their branches in the state as well. They said that they are willing to play active role through their worldwide network in association with other state origin business group to dispel the impression that Kashmiri is still inconvenient for visiting tourists.

            Through the presentation the development of garden city on 1000 acres of land, development of Drang area in Tangmarg, strawberry area of Gulmarg, Tourists Reception Centre in Srinagar, and Gulmarg base station was projected by the group so that these are showcased before the world with International high standard facilities. They were also advised to prepare master plan which can be merged with the master plan of the particular area so that through this integrated plan the state is able to complete with other world recognized tourists destinations from the point of tourism and urban area development.

            The Chief Minister assured them that such endeavour’s and efforts will be encouraged which will have significant potential to create ideal tourism oriented infrastructure in the state.

On this occasion, Minister of State for Tourism, Nasir Aslam Wani, Advisor to Chief Minister, Devender Singh Rana and executive members of the Ashai Group who have not only worked in Los Angles in USA and other parts of the United States but taken up mega projects in Dubai and other developed countries were present.

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