The Union Minister for Tourism, Dr.Chiranjeevi, lay Foundation Stones to many prestigious projects in and around Kakinada city and some parts of East Godavari District, on Saturday,11th May,2013. Following are the details of his tour.
* Chiranjeevi lay foundation stone for 'State Institute of Hotel Management' at Moolapeta of Kothapalli Mandal of the district. The budget allotted for this project is Rs.12 crores.
* He set stones for the eco-park at a cost of Rs.5 crores, beach resorts and Shilparamam at a cost of Rs.7.5 crores and construction of tourism cottages at mangrove forests at a cost of Rs.5 crores.
* Chiranjeevi revealed the center would spend Rs.50 crores for the mega circuit which connects Konaseem, Bhadrachalam and Papikondalu. he also assured the people of Kakinada that he would make the city and the surroundings a tourism hub.