Assam government has identified Hajo, the pilgrimage centre, as the ‘Advantage Assam’ project location for setting up aqua park.
Government is expecting investors to construct floating cages with platform and solar lights, lake reclamation, procurement of fish feed and fish seeds, aquarium cum interpretation centre.
A theme restaurant on fish and other recreational and amusement park infrastructure are there in the proposed aqua park.
To boost revenue generation and attract tourists foot fall, the proposed project will have other allied activities like water park, recreational fish catching, fish therapy spa, angling, boating, swimming pool, musical fountain with laser show, conventional hall, restaurants and resorts.
The private investors can charge entry fees, rentals from food zone, retail zone, hospitality (resorts and cottages) etc. Proposed infrastructure, power supply and water supply will be provided by the department concerned.
The Aqua Park will serve as a breeding of traditional and ornamental fishes. The fish varieties will be bred in different floating cages.
The park will also act as a training centre for farmers in handling and feeding fishes, checking water quality and disease diagnosis and packing and marketing of fish after harvest.
Assam is one of the major maritime states, offering vast scope for development of inland, brackish water and marine fisheries. Hence, awareness relating to farming of fishery products shall boost the fish business to meet the domestic and export demand which in turn will also boost the economy of the state and generate sustainable employment.
The park is envisaged to propagate suitable technology to protect indigenous fish resources, besides protecting natural fish diversity.