Meghalaya’s Tourism Boost Travellers Nest: Community-driven tourism for sustainable economic growth.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma emphasized the significance of community engagement in driving the state’s economic model. He made this statement during the inauguration of The Travellers Nest in Kyiem village, Mawphlang, near the famed sacred forests of the Khasis.
Sangma highlighted the role of community involvement in their economic model’s success, underscoring collective responsibility among stakeholders. He stressed that Meghalaya’s progress is a collaborative effort, involving the government, community, and public. The government aims to showcase Meghalaya’s strengths as an example of sustainable economic growth driven by community empowerment.
Honorable Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Shri. Conrad K. Sangma, inaugurated the Kyiem – Travellers' Nest 2023 at Kyiem, East Khasi Hills District on Wednesday (August 16, 2023). Along side with our Hon’ble Tourism Minister, Bah Paul Lyngdoh; MLA of Mawphlang Constituency Shri.… pic.twitter.com/M4Kkz3hAfy
— Meghalaya Tourism (@meghtourism) August 16, 2023
The Chief Minister expressed optimism about initiatives like The Travellers Nest, a prefab structure with cottages and a restaurant catering to visitors’ needs. He noted tourism as a key sector, with plans to generate nearly one lakh job opportunities through interventions by stakeholders.
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Sangma discussed the Chief Minister’s Elevate program, offering substantial subsidies for various projects initiated by entrepreneurs, self-help groups, and entities. He highlighted ongoing road infrastructure improvements, such as the road from Mawphlang to Weiloi, reflecting the government’s commitment to connectivity.
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