SHILLONG: Good news for tourists planning a visit to Meghalaya! Chief Minster Conrad Sangma, on August 16, inaugurated “The Travellers Nest” in Kyiem village, Mawphlang, East Khasi Hills. A well-appointed facility that includes five charming cottages and a restaurant, the new destination is set to cater to the diverse needs of visitors.
Nestled within the serene landscapes of Mawphlang, renowned for its sacred groves, the newly inaugurated destination is poised to attract tourists seeking solace and natural beauty, located merely 28 kilometers away from the capital, Shillong.
The Chief Minister highlighted that the new facility will help promote sustainable tourism with a strong foundation of community participation. “Our true strength lies in the active involvement of our communities, a strength we are harnessing for our economic model,” the Chief Minster said, stressing the significance of collective effort. Sangma was accompanied by state’s Tourism Minister Paul Lyngdoh.
Sangma further elaborated, “We are forging an economy and livelihood that capitalises on our state’s unique strengths. This is a model we aspire to showcase to the global arena.”
The Chief Minister also provided insights into the recently introduced CM Elevate programme, which encourages entrepreneurship and local initiatives. The programme offers substantial subsidies, ranging from 30% to 75%, to projects initiated by entrepreneurs, self-help groups, and other entities.
The event also saw Chief Minister Sangma flagging off eight Prime Tourism Vehicles, further highlighting the state’s commitment to enhancing the tourism experience.
Addressing the significance of improved road infrastructure, Sangma remarked that ongoing road improvement projects are a testament to the government’s dedication to prioritising connectivity. He expressed unwavering confidence that Meghalaya’s persistent efforts will yield a prosperous and sustainable future.
“Through collaborative participation, we are charting a course towards success. Together, we are crafting a brighter and more promising future for Meghalaya,” he concluded.