Plantation boost to Mawroh View Point in Nongpoh

NONGPOH: The Mawroh View Point, the only tourist destination within Nongpoh Town, the district headquarter of Ri Bhoi is on course for further beatification to lure more tourists as well as to boost local economy.

Aimed at promoting tourism, Basin Development Unit in collaboration with Nongpoh Town Committee and Officer’s Club of Ri Bhoi on Wednesday took the first step by planting more than thousands of saplings including cherry blossom trees as part of further beautification at Mawroh view Point.

The plantation drive was initiated by Ri Bhoi Basin Development Unit and Ri Bhoi Officer’s Club in collaboration with Nongpoh Town Committee and village Dorbar of Mawroh village.

The nodal officer of BDU, Ri Bhoi, D. Kharshiing graced the function as the chief guest in the presence of District Forest Officer of Ri Bhoi J.D Dkhar, Development Officer of Soil and Water Conservation, G. Lyngwa and local headman, O. Syngkli, Secretary of Nongpoh Town Committee, Rayonald Kharkamni and local villagers of Mawroh village. The meeting was presided over by the chairman of Nongpoh Town Committee, C.B Syiem.

Addressing the function as chief guest, D. Kharshiing lauded the initiative of Mawroh village to convert this Mawroh viewpoint as one of the tourist destinations in the district and she hoped that the promotion of this site as the tourist destination would sure to boost the local economy by way of tourism.

“Planting of trees in this viewpoint will not only enable us for further beautification of the tourist destination and also it will help us to protect our environment as global warming is the order of the day that needs to be controlled,” she said.

As tourism is the largest industry to promote people’s economy, Kharshiing exhorted the local people of Mawroh village to have a close coordination to promote this site as one of the popular tourist destinations, so that local economy can be promoted when the tourists from outside will visit the place like other popular tourist destinations in the state, he added.

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