AP tourism woos private investors
The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation is seeking private investment for a 2-star resort on a two-acre land in Bhadrachalam town as part of a plan to develop tourist resorts in the state. The initial plans are ready with a permissible built-up area of 3,500 sq. mt. Another 50-room 2-star resort will come up near Manair dam in Karimnagar district. The private investor will first have to submit a detailed plan of action for project implementation, proposed means of finance and viability of the project.
IBP to make other container types
IBP, a subsidiary of IOC, is exploring the possibility of transporting LNG by road. IBP produces cryogenic containers and now plans to diversify into other types of containers. IBP will tie up with an MNC for superior technology.
STPI parks in West Bengal
The West Bengal government and STPI have entered into an agreement wherein the latter will set up IT parks at Durgapur and Kharagpur. The government has allotted three acres of land at Kharagpur and has given STPI a Rs 1 crore grant. The three-acre plot at Durgapur is awaiting the approval of Asansol Durgapur Development Authority. The parks would be ready by March 2003.
Ethanol plant in Karnataka
Shri Prabhulingeshwar Sugar Works intends to set up an ethanol plant at its sugar mill at Siddhapur in Bagalkot district of Karnataka. The capacity of the proposed plant is likely to range between 35,000 litres per day to 60,000 litres per day. The company has obtained the required clearances from the state government and is awaiting approval of the state pollution control board. It is also looking for suppliers of second-hand machinery to set up the plant, which will be commissioned in December.
Hospital expansion in Lucknow
King George's Medical College is drawing up an upgradation-cum-modernisation plan for its medical college hospital in Lucknow. This would be in addition to a new 500-bed multi-speciality hospital to be set up on the campus. KGMC will soon appoint consultants to undertake the survey and prepare the project report. The project would cost Rs 600 crore and will be completed in three-four years.