Cross River to boost revenue generation with tourism

The Cross River State Government has concluded plans to commence the development of new tourist sites that will improve the state’s revenue.

The state Commissioner for New Cities Development, Mr. George Ekpungu, disclosed this in Calabar during a meeting with the Community Relations Officers from the 18 local government areas of the state.

The objective of the meeting was to enlighten the CROs on government programmes and policies.

He said that the new cities, which would be built with modern facilities, would attract more tourists into the state for business and leisure.

Ekpungu explained that ‘Calasvegas City’ will be built in the Southern Senatorial District, while ‘Centicot and Nostradam’ cities would be sited in the central and northern senatorial districts respectively.

The commissioner said that the ministry had concluded arrangement for the take-off of the new cities, adding that the state governor, Ben Ayade, would soon announce the date for the groundbreaking.

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