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Ille-et-Vilaine delegation in Pondicherry

Mr. Thierry ROBINE - Expert ICZM, Ille-et-Vilaine, Ms. JOUHIER Marta - In charge of International Relations from Ille-et-Vilaine County Council, Brittany Region of France came to Pondicherry between 3rd and 8th of April 2014, a visit organized by Mr. Muruganandam MANDJINY, Representative of Ille-et-Vilaine in Pondicherry and Director of Zen Development Services.

The objective of the mission was to review the on-going sustainable Eco-Tourism Project at Chinna Veerampattinam Coastal Village and to identify the potential projects, which will be done in partnership of the Tourism Department, Government. of Pondicherry as per the MoU signed between them.

They discussed with Mr. Philippe JANVIER-KAMIYAMA, French Consul General of Pondicherry, Hon’ble Mr. N. Rangasamy, Chief Minister of Pondicherry, Hon’ble Mr. P. Rajavelu, Minister of Tourism, Respected Mr. Vaiyapuri Manikandan, Chairman of Pondicherry Tourism Development Corporation - PTDC, Tourism Officials and other department officials, NGOs, Pondicherry University, Community of Chinna Veerampattinam and other stakeholders of the project during their mission.

The project is going on well and by next year, Chinna Veerampattinam will be an eco beach fully managed by the local communities. This is a big evolution that was needed as more and more tourists are coming.

The delegates were very satisfied by this visit and expect to launch the new project related to rural tourism in the coming months.


  • Meeting with Hon’ble Mr. N. Rangasamy,
    Chief Minister of Pondicherry


  • Meeting with Hon’ble Mr. P. Rajavelu,
    Minister of Tourism


  • Meeting with Respected Mr. Vaiyapuri Manikandan,
    Chairman, PTDC


  • Meeting with Mr. Krishna Kumar Singh,
    Director of Tourism

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