Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Monday inaugurated the Flybig flight from Imphal to Tezu at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, here.
Under UDAN scheme which is an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the state will be connected to Arunachal Pradesh by the Flybig flight. The flight will directly fly to Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh and then to Guwahati. With such an initiative, connections among peoples of different North East States will become closer, Biren said.
This would not only increase people to people connections but also bring growth in businesses and in the tourism sector, he added.
Regarding the Imphal to Bangkok flight service, the chief minister informed that Imphal to Bangkok via Guwahati will start its operation soon. However, the direct flight from Imphal to Bangkok is still under consideration, calculating the volume of passengers from the state, he said assuring that the same will also be started.
Works minister Govindas Konthoujam and Transport minister Khashim Vashum were present at the launching function.
The chief minister also inaugurated Hotel Imolesh located at Old Lambulane Road, Imphal West in presence of the works minister and former minister Okram Henry Singh.
Biren Singh said, ,”A politician should always work tirelessly to provide people with a quality life, safeguarding human rights and making arrangements for their people to be self-sustaining in their occupation.” As such, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken up various welfare schemes for the people of the country and ensured its accessibility at micro level, he added.
Continuing that under the guidance of the Prime Minister, the state government has been putting all efforts to bring a change in the state, the chief minister said mentioning that an Institute of Hotel Management had been opened recently.
The government had also provided IT training to around 2,000 youths, out of which around 1,000 youths had got jobs in the sector, he said.
Many foreign tourists are willing to visit the state considering its scenic beauty, weather, decency of people and the taste of its cuisine. The new Hotel Imolesh was inaugurated at the right time as many tourists are visiting the state for the upcoming Sangai Festival 2022, the chief minister said.