11th Oct 2018 10:10:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

PASIGHAT, Oct 11: Chief Minister Pema Khandu today inaugurated a conference hall   constructed under SIDF at the Mebo ADC headquarters. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, local MLA Lombo Tayeng, Minister for Forest & Environment ,Nabam Rebia, President State BJP, Tapir Gao, MLAs  Tapuk Taku, Gabriel D.Wangsu ,Commissioner PWD, Belatee Pertin , DC ,Tamiyo Tatak,SP, Prashant Gautam , GBs among others were present on the occasion. The CM said such high quality works with optimum and judicious utilization of funds should be emulated, while lauding the local MLA and team of engineers of executing agency PWD.
He appreciated Tayeng for his developmental initiatives, while also appreciating the good link road connectivity in his constituency.
Reiterating the importance of good network of surface, air and rail connectivity in the State for tapping the potentials in various sectors and boosting economic activities , the CM said that foothill belt of the state can  lead the future of Arunachal economy towards the path of prosperity . The Central Government under PM Narendra Modi has taken lots of initiative in strengthening connectivity in the State and the region adding that the state is set to witness many economic activities with good connectivity and completion of vital infrastructure projects.He informed that to supplement the Central Government initiative under the UDAAN project to provide affordable air connectivity for the general public and boost inflow of tourists, the State Government has also launched the CM Air Connectivity Scheme to connect other uncovered ALGs of Arunachal Pradesh like Aalo, Mechuka, Tuting, Walong, etc. Further foundation stone for the airport in Itanagar will be laid in December, he said.

Referring to the need for carrying out Railway works to connect Pasighat and foothill areas, he also sought cooperation of general public, particularly landowners in developmental works.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by GBs of Mebo , on immediate measures to address the issue of massive erosion by the Siang River, the Chief Minister assured that required funds will be  sanctioned on priority  adding that he has directed the DC to conduct survey with executing agency within a day or two and submit a DPR at the earliest so that flood protection works can be completed before the next Monsoon season.
On the long-term measures to combat the erosion caused by Siang River, he said that State Government has been taking it up with the Central Government and a central expert team is expected soon.He also appreciated the suggestion put forward for diversion measures of Siang River from Sigar area by  Group Captain Mohanta Panging, VM (Retd).  The Government will take all possible steps to address the issue of erosion and flood, he assured.
Deputy CM Chowna Mein also addressed on the occasion and sought the cooperation of the people of the area and the state in various developmental efforts. Earlier, the CM also took a meeting with Officers of various departments.

Kenter Joya Riba

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