On Tuesday, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma laid the foundation stone for the Tourism Department’s Eco Resort in the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve’s beautiful Sakal A.duma hamlet.
According to a report by The Sentinel, Sangma was accompanied by Thomas A Sangma, the Chief Adviser, Marcuise N Marak, Siju-Rongara MLA Rakkam A Sangma, and Ram Singh, the West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner.
One of the top tourist resort
The Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, while laying the foundation stone, stated that this resort will be one of the top tourist resorts in Northeast India, and that a total of Rs. 23 crore will be spent on this project, which will be completed within a year.
Sangma stated that the promotion and development of sustainable tourism requires local support, and that this project will be owned by the people of the region.
He further stated that the government has received Rs. 700 crore from JICA for the promotion and development of the tourist sector in the state, of which Rs. 350 crore has been set aside for the Khasi Hills and Rs. 350 crore has been set aside for the Garo Hills. He also stated that the State will soon execute a Water Reservoir Project to conserve and maintain rivers, streams, and other water bodies.
Thomas A Sangma, Chief Adviser to the Chief Minister, stated that this resort will feature an information centre that will serve as a learning centre for tourists and researchers, and asked the Agriculture and Veterinary Departments to implement schemes in the area.