Govt received Rs 700 cr for development of tourism in state: CM Sangma
The Meghalaya government has received Rs 700 crore from a Japanese agency to develop the tourism sector in the state.
The announcement was made by chief minister Conrad Sangma at a foundation stone-laying ceremony for an eco-resort of the Tourism Department at Sakal A.duma village under the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve in West Garo Hills district, on December 14.
Informing that the amount has been received from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Sangma said that the government has earmarked Rs 350 crore of the amount for the Khasi and Garo Hills regions.
Sangma also added that the eco-resort will be one of the best tourist resorts in the Northeastern region and Rs 23 crore will be spent on the project, which will be completed within a year.
Pointing out that the promotion and development of sustainable tourism involve the support of the locals, the chief minister said that this project will be the property of the people of the region.
The chief minister further informed that the Water Reservoir Project to protect and preserve the rivers and streams and other water bodies will soon be implemented in the state.
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