VISAKHAPATNAM: Eyeing on huge investment during the CII International Partnership Summit-2017, beginning on January 27, the district administration is giving final touches to the arrangements. Under the direct supervision of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, almost all the government departments are involved in the arrangements.
The officials, CII and event representatives and police are working round-the-clock. The GVMC and VUDA are busy making the city spick and span. Though the APIIC grounds, the venue, is close to RK Beach, the VUDA and the GVMC are leaving no stone unturned to make the city beautiful.
Industries secretary Solomon Arokia Raj and director Kartikeya Misra arrived here to review the arrangements. About 1,700 delegates from 28 nations, including Commerce and Industries ministers, business tycoons -both international and national- are attending the summit. The district administration has appointed 330 liaison officials to guide the foreign guests.
Over 1,500 hotel rooms, suites and all the government, PSUs and private guest houses have been booked for the guests. Accommodation is also reserved for the security personnel of VVIPs and VIPs and their staff. Over 500 luxury cars were pooled up to ferry the guests. Special reception counters are being arranged at the Airport and Railway station to guide the guests.
Meanwhile, information kits are being prepared to provide information about tourist attractions, advantageous of the state, infrastructure facilities, government’s pro-industrial policies and availability of water, power, manpower, educational, medical and entertainment houses.
Five air-conditioned convention centres, 12 exhibition stalls and restrooms are being erected at the APIIC grounds. The APEPDCL is arranging 6 MW transformers for uninterrupted power supply.
Meanwhile, the Tourism department has been arranging colourful cultural programmes and farewell dinner atop Kailasagiri hill or at VUDA Park on January 28 night.
Araku Valley-brand Dhimsa and Kuchipudi classical dances will be performed to entertain the guests.
Over 175 varieties of delectable food items, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, will be served to the guests.
Andhra specials like Gongura Pachhadi, Kotha Avakaya, Natukodi Pulusu, Koramenu Kura, Gongura Mutton, Royyala Vepudu and Vulavacharu top the menu. For the non-vegetarian lovers and international guests, special seafood items will be served.
The arrangements will be reviewed and monitored from a command control centre being set up at the venue.