SHILLONG Aug 2: Japan has lowered the level of travel advisory for four districts of Meghalaya, officials said today.
According to PS Kharkongor, deputy secretary to the Governor of Meghalaya, the Raj Bhavan received a communication from the Japanese embassy on August 1 informing that the government of Japan, has lowered the level of travel advisory for East Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi, West Jaiñtia Hills and East Jaiñtia Hills districts.
“This will open up Meghalaya’s four districts to Japanese visitors and tourists and enhance the people-to-people contacts as well as economic exchanges between and Meghalaya,” the Raj Bhavan stated in a statement.
It may be mentioned that on May 7 this year when Japanese ambassador to India, Kenji Hiramatsu visited Shillong, Meghalaya Governor, Ganga Prasad requested the diplomat to lift the travel advisory.
“The Governor hopes that the tourism industry in the state of Meghalaya will get a fillip due to this positive development,” The Raj Bhavan said.