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Meghalaya’s tourism sector gets Japanese boost, receives Rs 700 crore from JICA

The Meghalaya government has received an amount of Rs 700 crore from a Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA for the promotion and development of the tourism sector in the

The Meghalaya government has received an amount of Rs 700 crore from a Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA for the promotion and development of the tourism sector in the state. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma announced during the foundation laying ceremony of the state-of-the-art Eco Resort at the scenic Sakal A duma village under the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve in West Garo Hills district.

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Addressing the gathering during the occasion, Chief Minister Sangma stated that the Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA had given the state a fund of Rs 700 crore, out of which a sum of Rs. 350 crores have been earmarked each for Khasi and Garo Hills respectively.

Speaking about the resort, CM Sangma informed that the infrastructure will be one of the best tourist resorts in North East India. He added that an estimated amount of Rs. 23 crores will be spent on this project which is expected to be completed within a year.

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Further, CM Sangma, said that the promotion and development of sustainable tourism involve the support of the local people, adding that the resort will be the property of the people of the region.

Sangma further stated that the Water Reservoir Project to protect and preserve the rivers, streams and other water bodies will soon be implemented in the state.

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First Published: 17th December, 2021 13:54 IST

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