CM Rio launches project to develop Nagaland as tourist destination

Kohima, December 5: The Centre’s project to develop Nagaland into a tourist destination under the Swadesh Darshan scheme was launched on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio inaugurated the project named as ‘Development of Tribal Circuit: Peren-Kohima-Wokha Project’ along with the Union Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons.

Under the project, the Tourism Ministry has developed facilities like tribal tourist village, eco log huts, open-air theatre, tribal rejuvenation centre, cafeteria, helipad, tourist interpretation centre, wayside amenities, last mile connectivity, public conveniences, multipurpose hall, nature trails, trekking routes.

It may be mentioned that the project was sanctioned in the year 2015 for Rs 97.36 crore. The Ministry has also sanctioned another project – ‘Development of Tribal circuit: Mokokchung–Tuensang-Mon’ worth Rs 99.67 crore and the implementation of both the projects is in progress.