FLOATING TERMINALS ON RIVERS

FLAOTING TERMINAL IN ARUNANCHAL
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Honorable Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Mr. Pema Khandu, has announced that the state government is with full force, exploring the possibilities of developing floating terminals on some notable rivers of the state vis a vis. Dibang, Lohit and Siang. This would be done in collaboration with the Inland Waterways Authority of India. He further revealed that the state which is famously known for being one of the seven states of North East India, has suffered historically, mainly, in absence of robust road connectivity with road density of 25 km per 100 square km area as against an all India average of 142 km per 100 sq km area.

Keeping this in mind, the State Government has brought out a roadmap showing the connectivity strategy to be materialized by 2022 which would ensure reliable connectivity to all administrative and commercial centres. Mr. Khandu further added that the state has niche in eco-tourism with its wonderful and unique flora and fauna, its large bio-diversity, lush green hills, rich valleys, virgin forests and diverse culture that makes Arunachal, an unexplored paradise for Tourists. The great tourism potential of the region is hugely untapped and herein lies a great opportunity to develop circuits, develop Hotels and other destination infrastructure. Once, this dream is achieved then the revenue earned by tourism in the state would be quite significant, as reported.

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