Pokhara: Pokhara Metropolitan City (PMC) has revealed plans to construct three tourism infrastructure projects under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.
The metropolitan city said that it will implement the Seti River Gorge Adventurous Tourism Infrastructure Development Project, Patale Chango (Davie’s Falls) Glass Bridge and other infrastructure development projects, and the Sarangkot Tourism Infrastructure Development Project under PPP model. The new projects will help increase the number of tourists in the lake city.
According to the PPM programme facilitator, Mr.Ananta Prasad Koirala, the estimated cost of Seti River Gorge Adventurous Tourism Infrastructure Development Project is Rs 1.58 billion, Patale Chango (Davi’s Fall) Glass Bridge and Other Infrastructure Development Project is Rs.491 million and Sarangkot Tourism Infrastructure Development Project is Rs 147 million respectively. They have shortlisted Canyon Pvt Ltd for Seti River and Davi’s Fall projects, and Annapurna Cable Car Company for the Sarangkot project.
According to the Koirala, Canyon Pvt Ltd has proposed a contract period of 40 years, while Annapurna Cable Car Company has proposed to operate the projects for 30 years. But they have offered them a contract period of 35 and 32 years respectively excluding construction period of three years for all three projects.
Chief Administrative Officer of the PMC, Mr.Gangalal Subedi said that the investors can carry out the project for a maximum of 40 years as per the existing law.
Source: My Republica