With a mission to uplift the culture of water sports in the state, 19 locations across Andhra Pradesh have been identified which will be equipped to provide water and adventure sports, beaches, backwaters and theme parks with an investment of about Rs. 21 crore.
Provisional registrations have been issued to develop the locations.These will be taken up under the PPP mode.
Scuba diving, water skiing, banana boat ride, pedal boating etc, will be covered under water sports. Water sports at Visakhapatnam Mangammavaripet will be operational within three months.
Grounding process has been initiated for water sports, amphibious vehicles, river cruises, beach and backwater sports, sea planes, hotels, resorts and wayside amenities, he said, adding that provisional registration process for amphibious vehicles, river cruises, beach and backwater resorts was under process.
For sound and light and laser shows, leading agencies in the country are empanelled and feasibility reports under preparation for each location.
Top global and Indian corporations have expressed strong desire to partner with AP Government and as a first step, MoU was also signed towards execution of tourism infrastructure in the state. The Tourism Department is taking up the promotion and marketing of Water Sports in a big way.
Source – AP CMO