LEH, Aug 29: The second-round meeting to give a final shape to the proposal of LAHDC, Leh for Tourism and Culture sector of Leh district was held this evening under the Chairman/Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC, Leh Gyal P Wangyal in presence of Member Parliament Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal at Council Secretariat.
The proposal will be presented to Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (I/C) when he visits Leh in the first week of September.
The meeting after detail brainstorming fixed a list of new projects, pending projects and issues related to tourism and culture of UT Ladakh priority wise which will be further crystallized by CEO LDA, Dr Zaida Bano and Special Officer for Culture Tsewang Paljor in next couple of days and will be submitted to Hill Council Leh through DC/CEO, LAHDC, Leh.
Addressing the meeting, the MP Ladakh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already directed all the ministries to focus on UT Ladakh so that a visible change could be seen in UT Ladakh in near future and urged upon LAHDC, Leh and district officers to cash the golden opportunity with clear vision and policy with us. He informed the meeting that to compile and give a practical shape to the proposal of UT Ladakh, two expert officers from Minister for State for Tourism and Culture GoI has been already appointed.
Projects and issues listed under tourism proposal were implementation of Eco-Tourism policy of Leh, helicopter service for tourists, adventure tourism, night stay issue of tourists, winter tourism, opening of new tracking routes, realignment of tracking routes, completion of Convention Centre, Trans-Himalayan, Convention Centre and Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra Leh, planetarium, mapping and outsourcing of toilets, night stay issues of tourists visiting Ladakh, adventure tourism, winter tourism, development of lake circuit, etc.
In Culture sector, projects like culture centre with multi facilities like auditorium, digital library, digital archives, art gallery, state of art museums, culture institutes, culture policy, performing arts institutes etc were finalized for final proposal.
MLC Leh Chering Dorjey, Deputy Chairman, LAHDC, Leh Tsering Sandup, Executive Councillor for Agriculture Phuntsog Stanzin, Executive Counicllor for Minorities Mumtaz Hussain, Executive Councillor for Education Konchok Stanzin, Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Leh Sachin Kumar Vishya, ADDC, Leh Moses Kunzang, CEO LDA, Dr Zaida Bano, Special Officer for Culture Tsewang Paljor and AD Tourism Tsering Angmo also attended the meeting.