This correspondence News | Amid Covid-19 pandemic, Meghalaya CM explores new tourism sites

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GUWAHATI: To be able to boost the spirit of the tourism entrepreneurs of the state, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Sunday explored two new tourism sites located in the South West Khasi Hills district amid the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.    

Highlighting the tourism potential of the new locations, Sangma said “Visited the Umjaraiñ and Lawblei village in South West Khasi Hills District to examine the tourism sites in the area. The visit is important for the preparation of our tourism development plan.”

The Chief Minister, who used to be accompanied by the Tourism Minister of the state, said that consultants are working on the master plan to develop the new sites.

Sangma also visited the Monolith Heritage site located at Mawkyrduk in Sourth West Khasi Hills. He added, “We will be able to develop a full tourism circuit as a part of our master plan for the district.”

Earlier, with an aim to chill out the burden of the Covid-19 frontline workers, the state government of Meghalaya made up our minds to shut the entire entry points to the hill state for one week each month that came into force from September, final.

Notably, because of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the another way crowded tourist destinations of Meghalaya turned into no man’s land. The state receives the highest numbers of both domestic and foreign tourists all the way through the peak season – between the months of April and June.

Right through this peak season, temperatures range from 16°C and 31°C. The agreeable weather allows one to head outdoors and explore the hamlet.

So far, Meghalaya has recorded 2916 Covid-19 positive cases out of which 1527 patients got retrieved while 1374 patients were still found to be active and were undergoing remedy in more than a few hospitals of the state. 15 persons have succumbed to the disease till date.   

The Bodoland/ Assam / India / International

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