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Forest ‘view point’ shed constructed at Mount Japfu

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By EMN Updated: Jun 05, 2019 12:25 am
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Forest department officials and volunteers at the ‘view point,’ said to be on the Mount Japfu range.


Dimapur, June 4 (EMN):
A vintage point updates called the “forest view point” has been constructed at Mt. Japfu by the Kigwema Nature Conservation Trust (KNCT).

The construction was sponsored by the Kohima Forest division, the government’s publicity agency, the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR), stated in its updates on June 4.

The vintage point shed was inaugurated during a routine inspection by the division’s officials on June 3.

“The view point is mainly for the purpose of forest fire protection as a great sight of Dzukou valley is visible from the spot.

“It is also located on a strategic site having potential for ecotourism such as nature trail trekking activities, home to world’s tallest rhododendron, double storied cave, scenic exploration of Kigwema community conservation area, etc.,” the IPR stated.

The construction materials were carried manually and assembled at the site after trekking uphill for three hours from the base camp, the IPR informed.

“With minimum destruction of natural resources the view point was set up.”

The district forest officer for Kohima Rongsenlemla Imchen is said to have expressed appreciation for the efforts of the KNCT, village council and the village’s community for cooperating with the department in publicising forest fire management, wildlife protection and environmental conservation in the area.

The IPR added that the village’s community has constructed two “forest watch towers” and one “forest view point” in the same area during the past one year in collaboration with the Kohima Forest division.

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By EMN Updated: Jun 05, 2019 12:25:02 am