IMPHAL, March 3: “Manipur will get two mega projects on tourism sector,” said tourism secretary of the union government Parvez Dewan in an interactive session at Hotel Imphal on Monday.
The tourism secretary said that he would announce two mega projects in the tourism sector on Tuesday in Manipur particularly in the Loktak lake and Sendra for boosting the tourism potential in the state, further adding that ‘the Shija Hospital is doing a really good job on medical tourism towards our neighbouring country Myanmar.’
“The government is ready to help on cross border medical tourism that Shija hospital has been conducting with 150 patients making the trip from Myanmar every year. The country welcomes Myanmar people and allotted visa on arrival in Manipur and now this visa on arrival for the people of Myanmar have been extended to eight popular airports of India.”
He said that 9 percent of the whole tourism fund of India will be sanctioned in Manipur and 58 percent of the total will be earmarked for north-eastern states. He asserted that he would visit Moirang and Sendra on Tuesday to witness what could be done there for developing tourism.
In the interactive session, managing director of Classic Hotel and Babina Diagnostic centre Dr Dhaballi, managing director Shija Hospital and Research Institute Dr Kh Pallin, secretary Manipur Maintaining and Tracking Association Surjit were also present.