Taraba State Governor, Agbu Kefas has said the newly-completed Kashimbila dam and airport in Takum Local Government area of Taraba have potentials of boosting tourism in the state.
This is contain in a statement signed on Friday by Mr Emmanuel Bello, Special Adviser to Taraba Government on Media and Digital Communication and made available to newsmen in Jalingo.
It stated that the dam, with an installed capacity for 40 megawatts, was a massive boost to electricity in the state, especially the southern parts, including Wukari, Takum, Donga, Ussa and Ibi.
It added that other neighbouring states were also gearing up to benefit from the project.
The statement also reported Gov. Kefas saying a three star hotel would also be built around the dam to enhance the tourism aspect.
The governor stressed the need for peace in the region for the maximisation of the projects.
According to the statement, anticipation is very high as citizens expect a tremendous impact on their lives when the two landmark projects are launched.
The dam is not just about electricity but also for irrigational purposes and the supply of water in the area.
The Kashimbilla airport will make it the second airport in the state with huge potentials for cargoes transportation.
“The economic benefits to Taraba State and environs is beyond quantifying,” the statement added.