India’s Minister for Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma, has completed a trip to the country’s remote northeast.
Dr Sharma visited Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland on the two-day trip, to discuss new and potential tourism projects in the states.
On the first day of his visit on 17 April, the minister held a meeting with Shri Nabam Tuki, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, to discuss his plans for the state’s tourism industry, including a the development of a new regional tourism circuit. Dr Sharma also pledged the government’s support to develop the infrastructure and facilities required for tourism in the region.
He also paid a visit to the Adventure Camping site and Tourist Lodge in Bhalukpong, Arunachal Pradesh – a project sponsored by Ministry of Tourism as a part of its focus on sports and adventure tourism.
The official trip continued to visit Nagaland and Manipur on 18 April, where Dr Sharma laid the foundation stone for the new Regional Convention Centre of North-East Zonal Cultural Centre (NEZCC) at Dimapur.