Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh laid the foundation stone for the state’s first-ever water amusement park and inaugurated Likla Leima Leikon at Theng Ngu Chingjin at Awang Potshangbam Khunou in Imphal East district on December 18.
The amusement park would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 40 crores by Manipur Police Housing Corporation Ltd while Likla Leima Leikon is managed by a local management committee with the assistance from the Directorate of Environment, Government of Manipur.
N Biren Singh said that it has been his long dream to have an amusement park in the state because there is no proper recreational place.
A long-cherished dream: Manipur CM
The chief minister said that he once tried to develop a waterbody along with the park at Lamphelpat when he was the chairman of Manipur Pollution Control Board in 2004. However, it could not be materialized due to different reasons, he added.
He is now happy that the foundation stone for a water amusement park has been laid, the chief minister said and added that it is being targeted to complete it before the end of 2021.
Stating that a large number of people would visit the park every day after its completion, the chief minister said that people of the area would be benefitted in different ways.
N Biren Singh added that around 460 acres of land had also been earmarked at Lamphelpat to develop a water body. This would help retain the natural state of Lamphelpat, he added.