ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Tourism minister Pasang Dorjee Sona on Wednesday urged officers and officials of the department to work with renewed determination in order to develop the tourism industry of the state.

Speaking during an interaction programme at the Tourism director office here at the Directorate of Tourism, Sona emphasised the need for the department to prioritize areas that are most significant for tourism development rather than spreading its efforts over multiple tasks.

Advisor to Tourism minister Mopi Mihu encouraged all officials of the department to contribute towards a brighter future for the tourism industry.

Earlier, Tourism director Kesang Ngurup Damo briefed the minister about the activities and tasks carried out by the department in recent years.

The minister also discussed matters such as planned events, infrastructure development and leasing with the officials.