The working president of BRS, KT Rama Rao, is interested in the tourism portfolio in the next government. He believes that tourism has great potential and plans to ask Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for this portfolio.
Rama Rao expressed his views at a session organized by Business Network International (BNI) in Hyderabad. He encouraged young entrepreneurs to explore various types of tourism such as religious, medical, spiritual, health, sports, and wilderness tourism.
Rama Rao stated that if BRS comes to power, he will request CM KCR to assign him the Tourism Department. He believes that this sector has a lot of potential. He also mentioned that the construction of reservoirs in different areas has opened up more opportunities for tourism. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the service sector, things are slowly getting back on track as people are willing to spend money on outings with their loved ones.
Rama Rao emphasized that the government’s investment in the tourism sector would be minimal and many projects could be implemented through public-private partnerships. He gave examples such as the exclusive cycling track on ORR and the development of Gandipet and Himayat Sagar without pollution. He also stressed the need for more weekend destinations around Hyderabad.
Rama Rao urged people to compare the achievements of the BRS government with the Congress party, which ruled for 65 years. He claimed that BRS has accomplished more in six and a half years than Congress did in six decades. He criticized the opposition for ignoring the development of Hyderabad.
Rama Rao highlighted the power and water crisis during the Congress rule and praised the transformation achieved by CM KCR’s leadership over the past nine and a half years. He mentioned that the focus of the Telangana government in the next term would be on developing social and sporting infrastructure, education and skilling, healthcare, and supporting entrepreneurship.
Rama Rao explained that the BRS government has established an Industrial Health Clinic to assist struggling businesses. This unique initiative involves working with management during the early stages of distress, conducting techno-economic studies, and collaborating with banks to restructure loans. He mentioned that the road infrastructure and sanitation in Hyderabad have received positive feedback from investors and visitors.
Overall, Rama Rao expressed his interest in the tourism portfolio and highlighted the potential of the sector. He also compared the achievements of BRS with Congress and emphasized the development under CM KCR’s leadership.