Monday, December 5, 2022

Tourism is Manipur’s future: CM N Biren

Correspondent

Manipur’s future lies in the tourism industry, said Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh, in his speech on the occasion of World Tourism Day celebrated on Tuesday.
The state department of tourism celebrated the day at Maibam Lotpa Ching in Bishnupur district under the theme “Rethinking Tourism”.
Singh said that the state’s future lies in the tourism sector and so the state government was putting in every effort to bring positive change in the state.
He said that the government was developing more tourist circuits across the state so as to attract tourists.
Mentioning the state’s uniqueness in terms of scenic beauty, climatic conditions, culture, tradition etc., the chief minister highlighted various initiatives of the state government to develop tourist spots.
He informed that Kangkhui cave, the infamous natural limestone cave in Ukhrul and Tharon cave will be opened for tourists soon.
The government was constructing a five-star hotel in Imphal in partnership with Tata group, he added.
Singh further highlighted that with an aim to promote the traditional ‘Sagol Kangjei’ and encourage Sagol Kangjei players and pony breeders, the government will organize Chief Minister’s Sagol Kangjei Tournament in the upcoming Sangai Festival 2022.
Stating that it is the responsibility of the government to work for the welfare and well-being of the people, the chief minister said that the government has taken up various initiatives such as improving air and surface connectivity in the last five years to boost the tourism sector.
State education minister Th Basanta Kumar Singh, chairman of Tourism Corporation of Manipur Limited Karam Shyam and some MLAs and officials of the state tourism department attended the function among others.

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