Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today visited the remote Chayang Tajo ADC headquarters in his maiden visit accompanied by MoS Home Kiren Rijiju, RD Parliamentary Secretary Mama Natung, local MLA cum Industries Parliamentary Secretary Karya Bagang, Tax & Excise Parliamentary Secretary Tapuk Taku, Pakke-Kesang MLA Biyuram Wahge, AAPSU President Hawa Bagang and Arunachal Press Club (APC) President Chopa Cheda.
The Chief Minister in his visit inaugurated the Arunachal’s 36th VKV at Chayang Tajo and announced Rs 7 crore to fulfill the requirement of Rs 10 crore corpus fund for the school. He informed that to strengthen the VKVs in Arunachal, the state government has sanctioned Rs 40 crore as corpus fund. Also Rijiju laid the foundation stone for VKV Girls Hostel with intake capacity of 180 students.
The Chief Minister later inaugurated the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Chayang Tajo and laid the foundation stone for Tagampu Smart Village.
Earlier Rijiju inaugurated a football stadium and academic block of the Govt Polytechnic.
Attending a developmental meeting later, the Chief Minister exhorted the people to work in unison for the development of the area. He appreciated the works of local MLA in brining sea change in the development of the constituency.
Khandu said the government is focused in development of all the constituency irrespective of party affiliations and said that in the previous financial year under SIDF, even constituency with non ruling party MLAs have got funds higher than the ruling.
On deteriorating Seppa-Chayang Tajo road, the Chief Minister assured to request the Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein to call up a review meeting with all concerned engineers, company officials and local administration to find early solution to the problem.
Responding to public memorandum on demand for a SBI bank in Chayang Tajo, he said the state government with the support from central government is connecting all administrative headquarters and gram panchayat with digital connectivity. Once the digital connectivity is assured, the establishment for SBI bank will be expedited, assured Khandu.
On demand for a helipad, the Chief Minister requested the locals to propose suitable location assuring to sanction funds within this year.
On air connectivity, he informed that by next few months, Pasighat and Tezu will be connected by commercial fixed wing aircraft services.
For Itanagar airport, the Chief Minister informed that the a committee report on the proposed Greenfield airport is ready and will be placed in the coming May 10 cabinet meeting. A decision will be taken in the cabinet and accordingly the central government will be intimated on the situation, informed Khandu.
Earlier speaking on the occasion, Rijiju said East Kameng district has seen highest mobilization of funds for roads and hoped that in new few years’ connectivity within the district will be improved. He informed that under his initiative, flow of funds has been strengthened under BADP to meet up the developmental requirement. Also through his personal initiative several measures in health sector and community development has been taken mobilizing funds under CSR.