MIRZA, June 18 - The Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup district Kamal Kumar Baishya said that he would take up the matter of tapping the tourism potential of the Brahmaputra river segment in Kamrup district with the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC), adding that the latter should come forward with ambitious plans to transform the Brahmaputra and its adjoining magnificent spots into a tourism hotspot.
Referring to the news report titled �Tourism potential of Brahmaputra stretch near Guwahati yet to be tapped� which was published in The Assam Tribune, the DC said as the Brahmaputra river water is not static like that of the Dal Lake in Kashmir, hence a future tourism model for the Brahmaputra cannot be a replica of the Dal Lake.
�As waters of the Brahmaputra always experience strong current, hence beautiful house boats are not feasible, as in the Dal Lake. But mechanised boat-cum-house (or some other innovative models) may be feasible as mechanised boats can cope with the current of the Brahmaputra river,� he said.
The Deputy Commissioner stressed on harnessing the untapped tourism potential of Kamrup district and said that the concerned stakeholders should come forward to harness those untapped tourist resources of Kamrup district, which can definitely usher in economic development and give employment to jobless youths of the district.
It may be mentioned here that several important tourist spots of Kamrup and some other districts of Lower Assam too have remained untapped till date. It is high time to survey those untapped tourist resources and take necessary action in order to generate self-employment opportunities and thereby kickstart economic activities, he opined.