Chief Minister Pema Khandu today inspected the construction of a motorable Nugong suspension bridge over Siang River in between BRTF road and Komsing village at Sangam point.
The 225 metre bridge named as Nugong bridge was envisaged to provide road connectivity to the historically important village of Komsing and to other villages of Nugong Banggo, which remains unconnected as situated on left bank of Siang river.
The foundation stone for the bridge was laid by former Chief Minister, late Dorjee Khandu in 2008 and funded by DONER. Since then due to delay in funds from the centre, the project remained unfinished escalating the project costs.
In his discussion with the officials of the PWD – the executing agency, the Chief Minister assured his commitment for completion of the bridge, due to historical importance of Komsing village and its relevance to Ango –Abor war, and also since the bridge will connect 1 circle and 8 villages,
He also announced later in a public gathering at Pangin, that the state government will meet up all fund gaps required for the bridge and assured that the matter will be discussed on how to meet up the gaps and through which head to be funded.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Home Minister Kumar Waii, Education Minister Honchun Ngandam, Panchayati Raj & Rural Development Minister Tanga Byaling, Advisor to Chief Minister, Tapang Taloh and Parliamentary Secretary Home Pani Taram.