NEC to develop three tourist spots in state

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IMPHAL, June 29: The North-Eastern Council (NEC) has decided to take up a master plan of developing three tourist hotspots in the state, namely Kangla Fort, Loktak Lake and Moreh border town.

This was stated by the secretary NEC, UK Sangma during a press conference held this afternoon at Hotel Classic, North AOC, Imphal,

The NEC secretary is on a three-day visit to the state.

He further stated that the master plan has been taken up as per the resolution of the Gangtok Meet held a few years back, which deliberated on the prospect of tourism industry in the northeastern region.

The state government has also consented to the development of these three tourist centres which will be implemented in the 12th five-year plan, noted Sangma.

Expressing the need to boost infrastructural setups at Moreh, UK Sangma stated the border town should be made more attractive for the tourists by setting up more high-class hotels and restaurants.

Replying to a query related with the development works of Tamenglong district, he said that the government should decide the priority of districts where development works would be implemented.

The NEC secretary has also expressed satisfaction over the implementation of various projects under the funding of NEC in the state and added that the council will discuss on the matter of removal of Protected Area Permit (PAP) from the northern region.

UK Sangma further said that the NEC has funded the opening of a blood bank at Shija Hospital and Research Institute, Langol in view of the frequent casualties arising out of insurgency related problems in the state.

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