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New Delhi to start NE tour for central ministries

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New Delhi, January 6: The DoNER ministry will coordite tours by various central ministers to different States and districts of Northeast by rotation in order to give a boost to various ongoing projects and works undertaken by the Central ministries.

Disclosing this here on Tuesday, DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh said that the tour will start from this month itself.

Singh was speaking in response to certain proposals put forward on behalf of the government of Manipur by the State health minister P Tonsing who called on him here and handed over a letter from Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh.

In his letter, the Chief Minister Ibobi Singh has put forward the demand for setting up of a 3–star hotel adjacent to Imphal Intertiol Airport with the collaboration of North Eastern Council (NEC). According to the CM, such a hotel will go a long way in promoting tourism and entrepreneurship in the region.

Responding to the CM’s request, Dr Singh said, the Prime Minister is constantly stressing on rapid development of North–East region and the Ministry of DoNER has taken upon the responsibility of ensuring equitable development of all the eight States and different regions in North–East with due consideration of their diversities, sensitivities and security concerns.

Dr Singh said, tourism is high on North–East agenda and in the months to come, a mega North–East festival called “Focus North–East” is planned to be held in Delhi to showcase potential and viability of the North–East Region to the rest of the world as also to attract tourist operators, film makers and holiday seekers to the region.

Meanwhile, Cabinet Minister Anth Kumar, along with two Union Ministers from North–East Sarband Sonowal and Kiren Rijiju had a meeting to discuss a roadmap for North–East in the New Year. 

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