Exposition of Buddha relics to help tourism

Arunachal Pradesh Chief minister Nabam Tuki has said tourism can generate direct and indirect employment in the state.

After inaugurating the Golden Pagoda eco-resort tourism complex in Lohit district here on Thursday, Tuki said, “This is the beginning of growth of spiritual and eco tourism in this part of Arunachal Pradesh with Lord Buddha’s relics being installed in the pagoda for a week-long exposition providing a golden opportunity for inflow of tourists.”

In a picturesque environment overlooking the pagoda, the Rs 469.26 lakh project of the Union tourism ministry includes four special suits, eight executive suits (twin sharing), two dormitories to accommodate 20 people each, a restaurant, multipurpose hall, an administrative block and flower garden, tourism minister Pema Khandu said.

Tourism parliamentary secretary P D Sona praised the rural works department for completing the project in just 53 months.

Full report here Times of India 


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