Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh had laid the foundation stone for the state's first-ever water amusement park and had inaugurated the Likla Leima Leikon at Theng Ngu Chingjin at Awang Potshangbam Khunou in Imphal East district on December 18.
The estimated cost of the amusement park would be Rs 40 crores and will be constructed by the Manipur Police Housing Corporation Ltd while the Likla Leima Leikon is managed by a local management committee with the assistance from the Directorate of Environment of Government of Manipur.
N Biren Singh said that it has been one of his long-time dream to have an amusement park in the state because there is no proper recreational place in Manipur.
He said that he had once tried to develop a waterbody along with the park at Lamphelpat when he was the chairman of Manipur Pollution Control Board in 2004. However, his plan could not be materialised due to different reasons.
He expresses his joy regarding the foundation stone for the water amusement park being laid, the chief minister said that he is targeting to complete it before the end of 2021.
Stating that a large number of people would visit the park every day after its completion, the chief minister said that people of the area would be benefitted in different ways.
Minister Singh had also said that around 460 acres of land had been earmarked at Lamphelpat to develop a water body. This would help to retain the natural state of Lamphelpat.
Among others, Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister Awangbow Newmai, Tourism Minister O Lukhoi, Social Welfare Minister Okram Henry were also present.