State Tourism dept holds meeting with Thai investment association

Thursday, Dec 07, 2023 00:15 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Dec 06, 2023 18:42 [IST]

State Tourism dept holds meeting with Thai investment association

GANGTOK, : State Tourism & Civil Aviation department held a meeting with the representatives of Border Trade and Investment Association, Thailand in Gangtok Wednesday to promote the investment opportunities in Sikkim.

The meeting was chaired by the Tourism principal secretary C.S. Rao accompanied by secretary Prakash Chettri. The meeting also had the presence of Commerce & Industries director (MSME) Ravi Kumar and director (Industries) Karma Sonam Bhutia, Tourism additional secretary Dr. Prerna Chamling, other officers from Tourism & Civil Aviation department, and president and members from All India Gorkha Chambers of Commerce, informs a press release.

The representatives of Border Trade and Investment Association, Thailand were led by Tharadol Thongruang, Former Minister Counsellor, Royal Thai Embassy.

Video and PowerPoint presentation on investment opportunities in the State was presented by the Commerce & Industries department and Tourism & Civil Aviation department which was followed by open discussion on various investable projects and opportunities available in the State such as tourism, agri- horti organic food processing, phamaceutical, IT & ITes, creation of centre of excellence and AVGC Park, ropeways, industrial parks, film, sports, entertainment, heli –service amongst other.

The Thai delegates informed the forum that they were impressed by the scenic beauty of Sikkim, peace, greenery, cleanliness and warm hospitality of local people with high tourism potential for the South East Asian countries. They stressed on having more promotion and publicity of the State in Thailand and other South East Asian countries to attract more tourists in the near future.

The Tourism secretary expressed his gratitude to the Thai delegates for taking the initiative to partner with Sikkim for promoting important sectors like tourism and industries and stressed that such meetings will stimulate the mutual cooperation and trust in promoting tourism industry and investment opportunities between Thailand and Sikkim. 

The principal secretary highlighted the efforts of the State government in making Sikkim one of the most progressive States in the country with high priority given to sustainable and eco-friendly tourism practices, environment, education, culture, women empowerment and health amongst others. He further informed the delegates about the integrity and warm hospitality of the Sikkimese people. 

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi