French envoy including the Ambassador of France to India– Emmanuel Lenain, reached the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park(KNP) on November 3rd, 2019 and enjoyed the morning elephant safari at the Mihimukh area.
“We had a perfect wildlife sighting and enjoyed a wonderful ride. We have seen so many animals and the park is really diverse. It is amazing to be here,” said Emmanuel Lenain while addressing the media.
The French team who is slated to sit for a meeting with the State Biodiversity Board and Department of Environment and Forest in Guwahati on November 4th, 2019 to give insights of the tour and the infrastructural development of the national park also reviewed the protected area including the construction of the bigger dimensioned 33 highlands, forest camps, security vehicles, anti-poaching infrastructure and so on.
With the establishment of the strategic partnership in 1998, India and France share a ‘special relationship’ with each other in all areas of bilateral cooperation and as a part of this understanding, the French Ambassador recently presented his credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind and emphasized on the country’s support to India.
The French Development Agency and the Assam government is reported to sign Rs 400 crore agreement for construction of a modern auditorium and also give impetus to the existing tourism potential.
Meanwhile, the Kaziranga officials informed that since the re-opening of the park and the start of November the park has been able to attract a good number of both national-international tourists.
On Saturday South Korea Ambassador to India Shin Bong-Kil had visited KNP.
Photo & Inputs: Bitupon Borah