Gangtok, November 22: During the current financial year 2007-08, the Ministry of Tourism has released Rs. 4372 Lakhs for 18 projects (upto October, 2007) to Sikkim for development and creation of infrastructure at tourist destinations/circuits.
The details of the funds released for the projects to the Sikkim are Development of Assam Lingzey to Khedi Trek Route including other tourist infrastructure in East Sikkim Rs. 263.27 lakhs, Development of Community Park at Bojey and water Garden at Hee Pul under integrated Development of Tourism, West Sikkim Rs. 344.44 lakhs, Construction of flower show pavilion at Namchi in South Sikkim Rs 378.56 lakhs, Construction of Pony Track and other infrastructure at hanuman Tok, Tashi View point and Ganesh Tok, Gangtok, East Sikkim Rs 344.00 lakhs, Development of Car Park and meeting Hall at Samdruptse in , South Sikkim Rs 269.40 lakhs, Construction of View Tower at Abkwakhaani and Foot Trail around Gantok, East Sikkim Rs 154.50 lakhs, Construction of Tourist Heritage Centre at Tek in South Sikkim Rs 87.72 lakhs, Development of Budeg Gadi (Fort) at Central Pandam in East Sikkim Rs 166.99 lakhs, Development of Buddhist tourist circuit along Chochen Pheri, East Sikkim Rs 177.89 lakhs, Construction of interpretation hall, Meditation Hall, Reception & Tourism Amenity block, Budha Statue, Sikkim Rs 349.00 Rs lakhs, Tourist Infrastructure under Jorethang Constituency in South Sikkim Rs 262.36 lakhs, Development of Nathula-Memencho-Kupup-Gnathang Tourist Circuit in East Sikkim Rs 363.44 lakhs, Development of lake and its surrounding at Gufa Dara, Hee Bermick, West Sikkim Rs 151.96 lakhs, Construction of Indian Himalayan Centre for Adventure and Eco-Tourism at Chemchey Phase-ii in South Sikkim Rs 311.63 lakhs, Development of Trekking Route from cabi to Tamzey including high altitude trek of Damboche Jaknthang and Thanguphu in North Sikkim Rs 305.87 lakhs, Tourist Reception Centre at Rangpo in East Sikkim Rs 362.73 lakhs, Village Chunbung rural tourism Rs 39.96 lakhs and Village Tingchim rural tourism Rs 38.97 lakhs.