It is well known that AP government is planning to allot close to 150 acres of land near the Manginapudi beach to develop it into one of the major tourist attractions in the State. To this effect, the officials have already identified the land that is extensively surrounded by the beach, lighthouse and the police fire testing territory near Manginapudi village in Krishna district.
The authorities have confirmed that the US-based firm, Fiesta Marine Products Inc., has expressed keen interest to set up boat making unit near the beach. The US based company is interested to set up a unit of manufacturing and assembling of pontoon boats near the beach. The clarity to this venture has to be confirmed soon.
Detailed projects reports will be prepared by the Machilipatnam-based Tourism Simple India Private Limited (TSIPL) with proposals to set up an aquarium, shell museum and a museum of Science and History. The government plans to sign an agreement with the TSIPL on a lease basis for the proposed projects in the first phase.
This apart, various other international entities have expressed their willingness to invest in the Manginapudi tourist attractions.
“We have already explained a few projects which can be set up at the Manginapudi beach to Principal Secretary (Tourism) Neerabh Kumar Prasad and he has asked us to come up with detailed project report on the projects such as aquarium, shell museum and museum science and history” Director D. Gayatri, Director, Tourism Simple India Private Limited (TSIPL) stated while speaking to the media.
TSIPL is yet to sign an agreement with AP government to launch the projects worth close to Rs. 75 crore for the execution of phase one.
Several US-based companies such as Biscotti Inc of Texas, Bailey Matthews National Shell Museum, Museum of Science and History(MOSH), MOTE Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, Sarasota and Marine Science Research Institute have expressed their willingness to be part of the tourism projects in AP.