Imphal: 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 at Dynasty Hall, Classic Grande Hotel, here on Saturday.
The session was organised by the tourism department. It was attended by minister (tourism) Oinam Lukhoi Singh, chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, additional chief secretary (tourism) P. Vaiphei, director (tourism) W. Ibohal Singh and director (fisheries) H. Balkrisna Singh among other representatives of various line departments.
The proposed project, which is likely to cost around $ 288m, targets to sustainably restore and improved Loktak Lake eco system and eco-tourism development thereby enhancing the livelihood for the local communities, 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 introductory remarks by the Dr. Rajesh Kumar, after which Ibohal Singh delivered brief notes on the project. As part of the session, Project Management Consultants (PMC) presented PPT presentation on the project followed by interaction and clarification among the participants.
While appreciating the efforts of the chief secretary, PMC and representatives of the line departments–LDA, forest, PWD, water resources, Pollution Control Board, environment, fisheries, tourism etc., Lukhoi instructed the officers to give more effort in implementing the mega tourist project successfully so as to make Manipur a wonderful tourist hub.