90 pc of first phase work of the project has been completed: ATDC chairman
Dibrugarh, Dec 21: North East’s first tea museum coming in the tea city of India, Dibrugarh, will be officially opened for the public in the first half of 2023, said Assam Tourism Development Corporation Limited (ATDC) chairman Rituparna Baruah here on Tuesday.
Addressing media persons, the ATDC chairman said that 90 percent of work in the first phase of the project has been completed. An amount of Rs 3.14 crore has been sanctioned by the North East Council (NEC) and the Assam government for the first phase of the project. The proposal for constructing a tea museum in Dibrugarh was approved by the state tourism department in 2016 and work on the ambitious project began in early 2017. For the second phase of the project an amount of Rs 40 crore has been approved by the NEC on a priority basis, Baruah said. In the second phase an auditorium, a model tea garden and a tea factory will be constructed inside the museum complex which is spread over 2.66 acres of land.
“It was a long standing demand of the people to set up a tea museum in Dibrugarh, the tea city of India. This is going to be the north east’s first tea museum and we are going to officially open it to the public in the first part of 2023. We expect the museum to be a major tourist attraction for international and domestic tourists and it will further boost Assam’s tea tourism. The visitors will be able to relive the history of tea. We all know that the story of tea began from upper Assam and it was started by the British,” Baruah said.