In a major boost for tourism in Western Meghalaya, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on 13th November announced setting up of a “Garo Heritage Village” in West Garo Hills district. Though the chief minister did not elaborate on the project, official sources said it will be a museum showcasing the culture and tradition of the Garo community at Chibragre locality of Tura, the headquarters of West Garo Hills district.

Various infrastructure would be developed to attract tourists to “Garo Heritage Village”. The chief minister announced the project while addressing a programme on the concluding day of the three-day of Wangala festival in the district.