Himachal Pradesh was awarded “2015-Better Performing Project Award” recently in New Delhi.
The award was given for development of infrastructure in the state implemented by the tourism department under the ADB Funded Project, a government official said here on Monday. He said that the award was given during the Tripartite Portfolio Review meeting.
The award was based on the overall performance in contract award, disbursement, execution, monitoring and quality maintenance, etc. by the implementing agency.
The tourism department has been executing 580 crore tourism infrastructure project in the state under which various sub projects were under execution at almost all the important tourist destinations in the state, the official added.
Prior to it, Leonardus Boenawan Sondjaja, Deputy Country Director, Asian Development Bank and the Project Office (Urban), ADB Vivek Vishan visited Shimla on September 8 and inspected Tutikandi Parking, Mall Road Beautification Project, Town Hall Project and expressed satisfaction at the overall performance. The ADB team had also met Chief Secretary VC Pharka, who is also holding the charge of the tourism department.