AIZAWL, Aug 4 - Mizoram�s first and only golf course-cum-resort located in Thenzawl town was today virtually inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (independent charge) Prahlad Singh Patel.
The Thenzawl Golf Resort, implemented under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Union Ministry of Tourism, was inaugurated from New Delhi. The inauguration programme was joined by State Tourism Minister Robert Romawia Royte and Commissioner and Secretary for Mizoram�s Tourism Department Esther Lal Ruatkimi, in Mizoram.
The project was sanctioned under the Integrated Development of New Eco Tourism under the Swadesh Darshan-North East Circuit at Thenzawl. It was completed at a cost of Rs 64.48 crore.
Inaugurating the golf course and resort, Patel described Mizoram as �one of the most beautiful States, a biological hotspot and having rich eco-tourism potential�.
�It is an important State for implementing one of the most important of India�s foreign policies, Act East Policy,� the minister said, adding that there would be no dearth of funds for tourism development in Mizoram despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
�If the State Government judiciously uses funds and completes the projects in time, there will be no trouble in funding from the Central Government. The State Government needs to tap its rich eco-tourism potential for post-COVID scenario,� he said.
Mizoram Tourism Minister Royte said that he was happy that Mizoram has become one of the few States in India to get a golf course. He hoped that the golf course and resort would attract large numbers of visitors, which in turn would boost the income of the local people of Thenzawl.
The golf course at Thenzawl has been designed by Graham Cooke and Associates, one of the top-ranked Canada-based golf course architectural firms. The total site area measures 105 acres and the play area runs to 75 acres. There are 30 eco-log huts, cafeteria, open air food court, reception area and waiting lounge, etc..
The competitive advantage of the Thenzawl Golf Resort is that it will provide quality golfing experience and international facilities at a fair price.