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Total tourism infrastructure this year: Hussain
Published on 16 Aug. 2010 10:31 PM IST
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Assam would get a total facelift in its existing tourism infrastructure by the end of this year, Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said here on Monday. For development in the tourism sector in the state, the Assam state government has decided to complete the tourism infrastructure, the minsiter said.
During an inaugural function of Food Craft Institute at Samaguri in Nagaon district, Hussain said, “For development the tourism sector, Assam government has managed a grant Rs 123 crore from the Centre in last five years.”
Hussain further said, “Assam with its scenic beauty and rich flora and fauna, is famous for one horn rhino, mighty Brahmaputra river, the world’s largest river island, green forests, tea garden and Kamakhya temple and a variegated culture. Besides, Kaziranga National Park in Assam is the first National Park to be listed in the UNESO’s world heritage site, which could be a sizeable destination for the tourists. We have urged to Union Tourism Ministry to project the Assam as an ideal destination.”
“To attract both domestic and foreign tourists, it is of utmost importance to provide services of international standard to the visitors, and the Assam Government has taken various steps, including distributing luxury vehicles among unemployed youth, especially for tourists.” Assam Forest Minister added.
Assam Tourism Development Corporation’s Commissioner Secretary M S Sangson, Managing Director Deepak Goswami, Director Manalisha Goswami, Nagaon District Commissioner Omprakash, Kaliabor SDO Subrata Roy Bardhan also attended the function.

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