Government is planning to set up North East Industrial Corridor that will create numerous job opportunities for the people of the region. This was stated by Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh during his address at the 11th Maitree Diwas Celebrations in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh today. Raksha Mantri said, the Arunachal Corridor will act as a land bridge between India and South East Asia that will provide employment opportunities and give fillip totrade and tourism.
Rajnath Singh underlined the special emphasis of the Government on the development of the North East region under the Act East Policy, adding “India is marching forward on the path of all-round progress under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi”. He said, “Road to ‘New India’ runs through ‘New North-East India’.”
Reaffirming Government’s commitment to improve connectivity in border areas, Raksha Mantri said, approval to construct a tunnel at Sela Pass to Tawang, operationalisation of Pasighat Airport, nod to set up Hollongi Airport near Itanagarand work to establish three strategic Railway lines in the region are some of the decisions in that direction.
He said, the projects will provide all-weather connectivity to the local population, facilitate the movement of the Armed Forces and give a boost to tourism. He also lauded the Five-Year Road Plan of Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu under which all the existing inter-state and inter-district roads will be upgraded to State highway specifications by 2024.