Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein laid the foundation stone of Bridge over Bari-river near Notun Kheti Village some 38 km from Deomali today. The bridge located along Namsang-Khela road will connect six villages located along the 38 km stretch of road viz., Longkhong, Makat, Subang, Lamlo, Notun Kheti and Khela village and will benefit about 1741 population.
The road project of Rs 2780 lakhs is funded under CRF and executed by PWD. So far out of total of 38 km, 26 km road formation cutting has been completed. The road is very significant for the people of the area as it will connect the above villages with Changlang-Khonsa Trans-Highway at 12th km point from Khonsa and shortened the distance between Deomali and Khonsa by more than 12 km. It was informed that the road will be completed in three years of time from now.
Mein in his address to the people said that without proper connectivity other sphere of development will remain incomplete. He said that the state has vast scope in tourism, agriculture & horticulture sectors which can increase the economy of the people of the State but due to poor connectivity, the full potentials of these sectors are yet to be realised. He said that these sectors can increase the economy of the people of the State. However, he said that the Govt is according top priority to road connectivity, tourism, agriculture & allied sectors besides education, health and sanitation.
He further said that with the completion of Trans-Arunachal Highway, connectivity will greatly improve. He also said that with the implementation of Frontier Highway and East-West Industrial Corridor which are in the offing and with the coming of railway & air connectivity, the tourism industry of the State will get a big boost and market linkages for agriculture & horticulture produce will also improve largely.
Responding to numbers of memorandum submitted by the public and panchayat leaders of the area, Mein assured to look into their grievances after discussing one by one with the Minister of Agriculture who is also the local legislator.
Minister of Agriculture & Horticulture, Trade & Commerce and DoTCL, Wangki Lowang in his welcome speech said that the visit of the Deputy Chief Minister greatly boost the spirit of the remote villagers. The minister further apprised him the difficulties faced by the people of the area.
Among other, Chief Engineer, Kenjom Ete, SP Khonsa, ADC Khonsa and Deomali, HoDs and Public Leaders of the area were also present on the occasion. Deputy Chief Minister was accorded warm receptions by the villagers in all the villages on his way to the bridge point.