Published On: Mon, Sep 19th, 2016

Pearl of China

So now we know. The Pearl of China project is not tourism- but business-driven; not another hotel to add to the existing premises.

With a promise of 400 well-paying jobs for locals and work for local contractors on the horizon the project feels just like what the doctor ordered for our sluggish economy.

There are some obvious concerns in terms of environment and infrastructure, but the Chinese investors seem genuine with their commitment towards sustainable development.

Whether all this will indeed materialize is at this moment an unanswerable question. Let us first see whether contractors will indeed go to work in the first quarter of next year – and how they go about it.