BHUBANEWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated two industrial projects and carried out groundbreaking work for 11 projects worth more than Rs 2,360 crore. These diverse and employment-intensive projects will create employment opportunities for more than 3,200 people in the state.
Two hotels whose foundation stones were laid by the Chief Minister are the Prachi Sarovar Premiere hotel at Khandagiri in Bhubaneswar and a five star resort named “Swosti Premium Beach Resorts” in Puri by Swosti Premium Group.
The projects which have been inaugurated include a 1.5 million MTPA cement grinding unit in Jajpur by Jajpur Cement with an investment of Rs 400 crore, which will generate potential jobs for more than 214 people. The Chief Minister also inaugurated a biodegradable tableware manufacturing unit at the phase II growth center in Balangir by Swosti Ecowares with an investment of Rs 9.03 crore.
It will generate employment potential for 49 people. The projects also include an extension of Tata Steel’s iron ore beneficiation plant from 12 MTPA to 17.6 MTPA in Joda, Keonjhar, with an investment of Rs 946 crore, with employment potential for 803 people. .
Stating that Odisha is rapidly becoming the “manufacturing hub of East India,” the chief minister said the progressive policy framework and regulatory environment of the state government has enabled the rapid growth of state industries. The implementation of the ease of doing business reforms and facilitation provided by various departments have allowed businesses to continue to grow in the state, he added.
The premiere of Prachi Sarovar coming to Khandagiri
The Prachi Sarovar Premiere hotel will be a four star property and would be set up with an investment of Rs 63.30 crore. Located near the NH-16, it will span four acres of land and be packed with all modern amenities and amenities. Owned by Prachi Resorts Pvt Ltd, it will be operated and managed by Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, one of the fastest growing hotel chains in India. It will generate employment opportunities for more than 85 people. Project director Kalikesh Singhdeo said the hotel will have 75 rooms and will aim to strengthen tourism infrastructure in the area.
Swosti Resorts focuses on wedding tourism
Located in Sipasarubali, Puri, for an investment of 134 crores, the luxurious Swosti Premium Beach Resort is intended for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) and wedding tourism. It will have 125 luxury rooms, including five large high-end luxury suites on the 12th floor. The station will generate employment opportunities for more than 310 people.