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Discourse on Loktak Eco-Tourism Project held

 Source: Chronicle News Service / DIPR

Imphal, August 21 2021: A one-day brain storming session on the proposed "Loktak Lake Eco-Tourism Project" under externally aided project (EAP) to be funded by ADB (Asian Development Bank) was held on Saturday at Dynasty Hall, Classic Grande Hotel, Imphal.

The session organised by the Tourism Department was attended by tourism minister Oinam Lukhoi Singh; chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar; additional chief secretary (tourism) P Vaiphei; director (tourism) W Ibohal Singh; director (fisheries) H Balkrisna Singh; and other heads/representatives of various line departments.

It may be mentioned here that the proposed project, which is likely to cost around $ 288 million, targets to sustainably restore and improve Loktak Lake eco-system and eco-tourism development thereby enhancing the livelihood for the local communities and alleviating poverty.

The concept plan of the project includes rules and regulation for construction of jetty, bird sanctuary, hump bridge, rope way, etc.

The session started with the intro ductory remarks by chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, after which director (tourism) W Ibohal Singh gave a project brief.

As part of the session, Project Management Consultants (PMC) presented a PPT presentation on the project followed by interaction and clarifications among the participants.

While appreciating the efforts of the chief secretary, PMC and heads/representatives of the line departments - LDA, Forest, PWD, Water Resources, Pollution Control Board, Environment, Fisheries, Tourism, etc., minister Lukhoi advised the officials to make more efforts in implementing this mega tourist project successfully so as to make Manipur a tourist destination.