Manipur Tourism promotes ecofriendly and sustainable tourism

first_imgW Ibohal Singh, Director of Tourism, Government of Manipur stated in a press conference of HODs organised by DIPR for highlighting the activities and achievements of the Government of Manipur held at DIPR Complex, Moirangkhom, Imphal that the tourism department is giving its priority to promote eco-friendly and sustainable tourism in the state.He said that a good hospitality is must promote tourism in the state and the tourism department is doing its best to promote economic growth and provide sustainable livelihood to the people of the state.Manipur Sangai Festival was attended by 50,000 national and international delegates and exhibitors, Shirui Lily Festival, NorthEast Development Summit, International Polo tournaments and few others were organised by the tourism department. These festivals have helped Manipur receive about 158,000 domestic tourists and 3,600 foreign tourists in the last fiscal year.Singh also averred that the Government is putting in more efforts to conserve and preserve the Manipuri Pony in the state by developing an exclusive Pony Sanctuary at Heingang area.Infrastructure Development of Tourist Destination of Santhei Natural Park, Andro, Infrastructure Development of Tourist Resort at Sendra Hillock, development of Marjing Polo Complex at Heingang and development of Manipur Adventure and Allied Sports Institute Complex (MAASIC), Keirao which were inaugurated in the past one year are some of the major upcoming tourism projects, said Singh.last_img read more