Tourism Minister Paul Lyngdoh pledged support on Saturday to the Dorbar Raid Nongpoh for the enhancement of Wortoh peak, a heritage site situated in Ri-Bhoi.
Accompanied by Nongpoh MLA Mayralborn Syiem, Tourism Director Cyril Diengdoh and Nongpoh’s Lyngdoh Raid, Linus Lyngdoh, Paul Lyngdoh conducted an inspection of the heritage site at Wortoh peak.
Addressing the media, Paul expressed delight in visiting the site, which aims to be developed into a prominent tourist destination, as envisioned by the representatives of the Dorbar Raid of Nongpoh. He assured that the state government, through the Tourism Department, would extend necessary assistance to realise this vision.
He emphasised the importance of conducting feasibility studies as a first step in this endeavour.
“Developing tourist sites like Wortoh peak will not only create employment opportunities and enhance livelihoods in the area but also promote tourism in the district and the state, given its strategic location along National Highway 6 in Ri-Bhoi,” Paul said.
Highlighting the significance of the heritage site at Wortoh peak, Linus Lyngdoh emphasised its historical importance, stating that it was once inhabited by their ancestors. He recounted how, as the population grew, they moved down the hill, leading to the foundation of Nongpoh.