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'Sikkim to become another Switzerland'

Sikkim will be developed as another Switzerland to attract tourists from world over, state Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has said.

india Updated: Mar 31, 2006 10:38 IST

Sikkim will be developed as "another Switzerland" to attract tourists from world over, state Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has said.

"We are confident that Sikkim will be another Switzerland in our country," Chamling said while addressing a tourist operators meet at the India House in London on Thursday night..

Chamling who arrived in London after visiting Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and the Netherlands, said it was a successful tour.

The experience and knowledge gained during the trip would help planning the tourism infrastructure in the state.

"We will try our level best to replicate them in Sikkim", he said.

He said about three lakh tourists including 20,000 foreigners visited Sikkim last year and the state was planning to have one million tourists by year 2015.

Necessary infrastructure including airport, roads and helipads are being developed as part of our efforts to promote the tourism sector of the state, he said.

The meeting was attended by Deputy High Commissioner Dr Ranjan Mathai and Director of India Tourism, Vivek Angra.