22nd Feb 2021 11:02:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

KIMIN, Feb 22: Rajya Sabha MP Nabam Rebia today inaugurated the newly constructed RCC building campus of the Kimin Community Health Centre (CHC) here in the township that will run on solar energy.
Constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 2 crore under SIDF, the CHC has been executed by Doimukh PWD Division. Having several facilities, it will be powered by a solar geo-thermal based heating and cooling system with Rs. 70 lakh funding from the Department of Science & Technology, GoI and implemented by the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology (APSCS&T).The Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi is the technology provider of the project. 
Dedicating the project to the people, Rebia said the state’s Department of Science & Technology led by Bamang Mangha has been giving its best effort.Terming the project as an asset for the state, he urged the people for its sustenance and exhorted the officials to display team efforts in delivering health services. Referring to a memorandum submitted by the Medical Department, Rebia said he will request the Health Minister and the Health Department to process the proposal for residential accommodation of medical staff in Kimin and assured to provide a transformer to the department.
Director, S&T CD Mungyak informed the geothermal-based heating and cooling system which will save more than 30% of energy is an attempt by Arunachal Pradesh to adopt newer technologies. 
The excess power generated from solar panels has been integrated with normal grid (on-grid solution), APSCS&T Chairman Bamang Mangha informed, adding that although it’s a pilot project, it will be taken up in other districts and Circles of state if proved successful. “There are facilities for heating and cooling which will help the patients and will support cold storage of vaccines and injections as well.
The Biotechnology Research centre infrastructure works are in full progress and once completed researchers and scientists from across the Northeast will be benefited,” the APSCS&T Chairman informed.
Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu, DMO Dr K Perme, HoDs of Kimin Circle, officers and officials of the Departments of Science & Technology and Health, PRI leaders, social workers, GBs and common people were present in the inaugural ceremony.

Kenter Joya Riba

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