Construction of Eco Tourism Park opposed
BISHNUPUR, Sep 20: Ibudhou Thangjing Thougallup Committee has come out strongly against the construction of an Eco Tourism Park at Ngakhalwai Sabal in Moirang constituency.
L Ningthemba Singh, general secretary, Ibudhou Thangjing Thougallup Committee made the statement during an inspection visit of the site accompanied by residents of the area and media persons today.
Speaking to the media, L Ningthemba Singh stated that people have resided in and safeguarded the Ngakhalwai Sabal area for the last 70/80 years and urged the relevant authority to shift the construction of the Eco Tourism Park to another suitable area.
He further shared that the area has religious significance in relation with the Ibudhou Thangjing Lai Haoraoba celebration.
The general secretary claimed that residents of Ngangkha village had been preserving the area and had christened it 'Ngangkha Ecological Khongulmelei Park'.“He asserted that villagers of Ngangkha strongly oppose the bid to construct an Eco Tourism Park at Ngakhalwai Sabal by the MLA of Moirang AC under the directive of the State Govt.
Urging the relevant authority to halt the construction process, he appealed to allow the residents to preserve the land left behind by their forefathers.