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Assam plans mega tourist spot on sandbars of Brahmaputra

The Assam government is contemplating a new addition to the state’s tourism map in the form of a mega seasonal tourist spot on the sandbars of the Brahmaputra river sand beach, reports B Sadanand for East Mojo.

Jayanta Malla Baruah, Tourism Minister for Assam on Thursday chaired a review meeting at the proposed site at Brahmaputra Bali Sapori (river sand beach) which would be developed as a seasonal tourist destination by the tourism department.

Baruah called on the officials of various line departments such as public health engineering (PHE), Assam Power Development Corporation Limited (APDCL), cultural affairs, etc., and took note of the preparations and arrangements for the upcoming new tourist destination.

Briefing media persons later, the Tourism Minister stated that the temporary destination would be developed for a period of two to three months for providing both local and outstation tourists with an unforgettable experience.

“The destination will host different adventure sports, traditional sports, art and crafts and many new events which will offer a pleasing experience for the visitors,” he said.

Baruah also informed that special ferries to the destination will be available from one of the ghats of the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati.

He further stated that new employment opportunities would be provided to a large number of people while developing this site as a new tourist destination.

The Minister also held a detailed discussion with the officials of different departments regarding the basic arrangements to be made in the venue such as ferry services, security, and public toilets, et al.

GMDA chairman Narayan Deka; tourism secretary Padmapani Bora and other senior officials of concerned departments attended the meeting.

Notably, the Assam government is prioritising the city’s beautification project to develop Guwahati as a crucial link between India and South East Asia.

The Brahmaputra Riverfront Development Project under the Smart City Development Agency Ltd has the potential for job generation and wooing tourists.

The project under Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) has departments such as Inland Water Transport, GMC, Kamrup (Metro) district administration, Fishery, Guwahati Police Commissionerate and others involved.

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