The Odisha government has approved the allocation of land for seven hotel and tourism projects, including a waterpark and theme park. The total investment in the projects comes to around $50 million.

The $1million waterpark is planned to be built near Sambalpur by the Aquamagic Water Amusement Park. The proposed theme park is to be located near Rourkela and has an investment of around $455,000.

Further projects approved by the Odisha government include the building of a golf resort at Satpada. The development is being carried out by Mayfair hotels and Resorts Limited.

There is also plans for the constructing of Gopalpur Palm Resort at Udayapur by Swosti Vacations Club Private Limited, a resort at Gopalpur by Luxurio Assets, a resort at Tampara by Lifeline Multi Venture Private Limited, and a hotel at Trisulia by Lalchand Resort Private Limited.

Kumar Dev, Odisha’s tourism secretary, commented:

“The lands have been allotted for seven projects in different parts of the State after due diligence and technical assessment for land requirement. These projects will bring in an investment of Rs 354.34 crore.

“The projects will be developed over a total area of around 79.5 acres, out of which government has decided to allot around 42.5 acres. Some project proponents have arranged balance land on their own privately.

“These projects, apart from creating direct employment opportunities, also have potential for large indirect employment.”

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