Beautification of Krishna River mooted

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu directed the CRDA officials to beautify Krishna river bunds downstream Prakasam barrage in Vijayawada. He suggested construction of a platform and national flag at the central point of river bed and beautification of bunds on both sides. He said an atmosphere should be created to provide an opportunity for the relaxation of people in the evenings.

Addressing review meeting of Amaravati Capital Region Development Authority at secretariat today, the Chief Minister said proposals should be prepared to beautify the bunds of Krishna River and three canals passing through the city.

A delegation led by Business leaders’ forum president Ram Buxani of UAE came forward to develop two islands of Krishna River. The forum of Ministry of Economy UAE and Indian Embassy and Consulate General in UAE offered proposals to develop PGA state Golf Court, Hotel complex, Convention centre, recreation villas and apartments in nearly 500 acres of both the islands. Later they signed MoU with AP. The Chief Minister asked them to come back with proposals and made it clear the project should be completed as a time bound project. The officials informed the Chief Minister that there is a chance to develop 7 islands in Krishna River out of total 14 islands.

Later the CRDA commission Ch Sridhar said that there was good response to Amaravati bonds. He explained on 9 cities proposed in Amaravati capital. He explained on development of Amaravati as a media city into a world class media hub with a long term vision to host international events like Cannes film festival, Grammy awards, e-Sports world cup.

Referring to film and TV development, cine producer D Suresh Babu said cultural and emotional entity should be provided by encouraging local talent here. He said govt should extend support for development of world class film and TV training institutes in Amaravati capital. Describing Amaravati as most beautiful and liveable city of future, he said once the movie-friendly atmosphere created here it will attract cine industry.

Stating that the role of media city changed, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said content preparation play a key role in all sectors at present. He said producers should come forward for film production in AP as abundant local talent and picturesque locations are available here. The Chief Minister suggested appointment of 9 committees with experts of the respective fields for development of 9 cities of Amaravati.

Later the officials explained on introducing digital house numbers with QR code and Daari – a smart navigation app. The Chief Minister asked the officials to make the services more people -friendly as ease of citizen services on par with ease of doing business.

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