YAZALI, Sep 2: The Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar who was on a day long visit to Yachuli constituency under Lower Subansiri has assured to facilitate and promote adventure tourism in the periphery of the Ranganadi hydroelectric project, NEEPCO and Yazali here.
The Chief Secretary along with tourism secretary Sadhana Deori, Secretary transport& Disaster Management Dani Salu, director tourism Abu Tayeng along with several other officials of the district explored the feasibility of adventure tourism in the area.
Education minister Taba Tedir who is also a local MLA accompanied them during the visit. They visited the view point at the Potin Organic tea garden to have a view of the areas proposed for creating amenities for adventure tourism. The scope for adventure activity like ropeway was considered from this hillock.
The team then visited the defunct tourist lodge at the left bank of the NEEPCO dam to assess the possibilities of reviewing a resort built by the tourism department. Sanctioned in 2009 and built in 2013, the resort still stands strong.
The Chief Secretary invited young entrepreneurs to take up the renovation of the building and run it on lease. The team also visited the Tago Putu, which is an elevation used for paragliding take off. The CS Naresh Kumar interacted with the paragliding pilot Joram David, who has been conducting paragliding events in the area.
Appreciating and showing massive support to the young entrepreneur, who has been managing to procure paragliding equipment on a self-help basis, CS assured to facilitate him in procuring the equipment. He further asked the Tourism department to prepare a holistic plan for tourism activities in the area as earliest as possible.
Later talking to the press he said Yazali being near the state capital has potential to emerge as a major tourist destination. “It has everything in offer for tourists like adventure sports, cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty. We will take up various tourism projects in Yazali. Once the Hollongi airport is ready the importance of Yazali as a tourism destination will be manifold,” said CS. Further he assured to re-visit Yazali after a few months to follow up the various projects that will be initiated under the tourism department.
He also said that the organic items produced in the Yazali area can be supplied to various parts of India if the market is properly tapped. He also assured to take up the development of tourism amenities in the area.
The Minister Education Taba Tedir while expressing gratitude to CS and his team for visiting and exploring tourism potential of the area expressed hope that outcome of the visit will be fruitful. “People have massive expectations from the visit,” he said. The minister also informed that he regularly conducts meetings to review the progress of the Trans Arunachal highway project in his constituency. DC Lower Subansiri S Lowang, SP Harsh Indora, ADC Yachuli Toko Babu, HoDs, ZPMs and youths were also present during the visits. (With input from DIPRO)