“Team Arunachal will be the core force to bring new strides of development in the state” affirmed Pema Khandu, the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh after assuming office today.
Addressing a press conference, Khandu, who was elected the state Congress leader in dramatic circumstances yesterday, said “all projects undertaken by the previous regimes in the last four years will be fast tracked and thrust will be given to tourism, hydropower, agriculture and horticulture, health education and communication.”
Pema Khandu, who was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, today said that his priority would be to complete all important projects started by his father Late Dorjee Khandu, and Nabam Tuki and Kalikho Pul.
In his maiden meeting with the top ranking bureaucrats of the state led by Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin, Chief Minister took stock of the Information Technology development in the state. It is first time in the history of the state that the Governments has clear vision and intentions to make Information Technology a driving force for all round development of Arunachal Pradesh.
He said his govt will mainly focus on infrastructure, social sectors, maintain transparency and check corruption. Unleashing his priorities, Pema said harnessing of rich natural resources of the state including tourism potential, hydro power, agriculture & horticulture sectors would be given top most importance. His govt will also give emphasis on employment generation of the youths involving private entrepreneurship.
He said the present team of legislators will work as a team in unison to take forward the state in the path of development and expressed hope that with the support and guidance of senior and experienced leaders, they will try giving a stable govt to the people of the state.
While saying that he will go to the details of every department on one to one basis to know about the developmental aspect as well as exact position of the departments, he called upon the top bureaucrats of the state to extend full cooperation and to work in coordination to take the state to newer heights of development.
Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein speaking on people’s speculation of the young age of the chief minister said, “though he is young but his thoughts are quite mature” and said, “he has a clear vision for the state and its people”.
He further said, “Our govt will work with proper planning and ensure financial stability”. He also called upon the Bureaucrats, Technocrats, NGOs and civil societies to support and cooperate with the new govt in its endeavour to bring over all development of the state.