Bhubaneswar: President of the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) Tajinder Singh Walia today said two premiere five-star hotels will come up in the twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
Making an announcement on the second day of the Association’s golden jubilee celebration in the state capital here, Singh said while the Haldiram Group will construct one five-star hotel, another would be set up by the Fortune Group. Of the two hotels, one would be set up in Bhubaneswar while the other would come up in between Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
Gracing the second day golden jubilee celebration of the Association, Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship minister Rajeev Pratap Rudy said there is a greater employment opportunity in the northeastern states including Odisha if the youths of these states are provided with proper skill development training.
“As thought out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the human resource ability of any youth, whether he/she is a school student or school dropout, son or daughter of a farmer or a daily wage labourer, can be properly utilized in the construction, retail, automotive, hospitality and tourism sectors, if they are provided with a minimum education and training on skill development. Their resources would not only be utilized in India but also in other countries of the world. If we make sincere efforts in this regard, India could be the skill capital of the world,” Rudy pointed out.
Referring to the human resource potential in Odisha, the Union minister said Odisha is a virgin land in this context.
“The people of Odisha are sober, composed and have a craze for learning new things. Considering that the state has rich mineral resources, the Centre and the Prime Minister have given top priority on skill development training. The state government has to keep pace with us and I hope it would fully cooperate with the Centre in this regard,” he added.
He said some of the areas which possibly can be found great potentiality in Odisha are construction, mining, infrastructure, retailer hospitality and even other sectors like automotive, health care and tourism.
“Odisha has some basic advantages of its youth profile. Taking advantage of this, if we provide them the basic knowledge and impart skill development training, there is a greater possibility of employment opportunity and income generation in the state,” he added.