Manipur gets first water amusement park

Imphal: Chief minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated the Manipur’s first water amusement park on Wednesday and said more such amusement parks are coming up in different parts of the state.

​Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the park located at Thenguchingjin, Awangpotshangbam, Imphal East, the chief minister said, “Now people of the state will not have to go outside to enjoy amusement parks and spend money outside the state.”

He highlighted plans to further expand the amusement park by adding a trekking trail for children and a toy train in the park.

Biren said Manipur as a state should remain as one and stressed on the need for equality in development to encourage love amongst the people. He continued that nine more such amusement parks are coming up at Jiribam, Kangpokpi, Ukhrul, Chandel, Tamenglong, Churachandpur, Noney, Senapati, Keirao, each at the cost of Rs 4.5 crore.

Sites for construction of a Unity Mall and a Convention Centre in the Keikol area have been identified, he added.

He stressed on steps taken up by the government to provide some relief to those affected by the unfortunate turn of events and highlighted the construction of prefabricated houses, provision of compensatory package to affected farmers, individual financial assistance, provision of books, uniform and other stationery for students.

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