Srinagar: A delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Thursday called on the Advisor to Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, and discussed with him various issues pertaining to the trade and tourism sectors in the State.
The delegation, led by the newly-elected President KCCI, Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, highlighted several issues for developing entrepreneurship with linkages to services sectors like tour and travel industry. They briefed the Advisor about highlighting the tourism potential of heritage sites in the State, which can attract a large number of high-end tourists to the state.
Issues related to restoration of Chinar Bagh at Dalgate, facilitation of public conveniences at tourist destinations, parking issue at the Srinagar Airport, enhancement of Haj quota to private tour operators and power tariff to industrial units were discussed during the meeting.
The Advisor urged the industrialists to play a proactive role in creating conducive environment for promotion of tourism, trade and entrepreneurship in the State. He said it is imperative that all stakeholders work together for growth of vital sectors of the State’s economy.
Urging the KCCI delegation to promote entrepreneur-ships by extending a helping hand to the startups, he said only a self-sustained and self-reliant business culture will ensure creation of jobs in the private sector and enhancing employability of the skilled youth in the State. He urged the business fraternity to hold regular interactions with top tourism and business players by organizing meets and exhibitions in and outside the country.