State tourism department had invited expression of interest (EIO) for these projects after Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in his budget speech had opened up the tourism sector for such facilities.
Tourism Director Swapnil Naik said that of the total companies, one company is from Canada, which has expressed its interest for Sea Plane and Amphibian plane concept that is likely to be executed in the state’s inland waters.
Naik said the scrutiny of the applications is on and only after it gets over, further process would be initiated. The concept of Helicopter Tourism, through which the tourists would be taken around in the state in the helicopter, had maximum takers.
Naik said that eight proposals had come for the concept. Companies like United Helicopter, Mumbai, Deccan
Charters, Banglore, EMGI Housing, Panaji, Pavan hansa helicopters Noida (UP), Wilson properties, Panaji, Sumit Aviation Delhi, Aviation services management India, Panaji and Prabhatam Aviation, Delhi have applied for the concept.
Five proposals from Maritime energy services, Mumbai, Borek Air Limited, Canada, Pushpaka Suetan, Mumbai, Aviation services management, Panaji and Pavan hansa helicopters ltd, UP were submitted for sea plane or amphibian plane project.
There was one proposal from Highstreet Cruise Entertainment for luxury cruise and floating hotel while there
was one proposal from Usha Bekro Ltd for cable car or ropeway.