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700 crores Earmarked to Develop Rural and Sustainable Tourism in Meghalaya

700 crores Earmarked to Develop Rural and Sustainable Tourism in Meghalaya

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Tura, March 4, 2020:

The Meghalaya Government has earmarked a sum of Rs 700 cr to develop rural and sustainable tourism in the state in the coming year, the state's Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma has informed.

The Paikan-Tura-Dalu road along with Tura bypass is all set to become a major economic corridor that will facilitate connectivity between India-Bangladesh-Bhutan-Nepal with potential exports through the Chittagong port to the rest of the world.

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Keeping that vision in mind, our Tura MP Agatha K. Sangma had proposed this lane to be taken up as a four-lane highway to the Government. The Government has now agreed "in principle" to consider the proposal and

The state's Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, said, "I'm happy to announce that I recently got a call from the Government of India who informed me that they are considering the proposal and have agreed in principle to take up the road as a four-lane highway including a bypass road. I thank our MP for the initiative taken by her to this end."

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"In tourism, this coming financial year is crucial for us and we have planned to have a project worth 700 crores that will develop rural and sustainable tourism in Meghalaya through the New Development Bank or the bank of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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Published On: Mar 05, 2020