The Odisha Government is likely to call for fresh bids for the Rs 3,500-crore Shamuka tourism project in Puri district in December 2012.
The Phase I bid envisages development of four five star hotels and a golf course hotels at the site. The state tourism department is likely to submit the contours soon to the state government for approval. Apart from five star hotels and an 18 hole golf course, the beach project will have facilities like a convention centre of international standards with a seating capacity of nearly 1,500 people, boutique hotels, international spa and wellness centres, an entertainment zone and sports facilities. The entire project is to be developed over an area of 3,000 acre on PPP mode.
Earlier, bids were invited for setting up hotels under this project. However, the interested players did not submit their financial bids citing economic downturn then. The selected bidders included Taj Group of Hotels and Resorts, ITC, Park Hotels, Ananda Spa, Emaar MGF, DLF etc.
Meanwhile, Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco) will initiate steps for completion of internal roads while energy and water resources department are asked to ensure water and power supply by June 2013.