Hollongi airport is not only for Hollongi but the entire state,” – Pema Khandu-
Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday expressed anguish over the reported objections raised by few sections of the society over land compensation rates when the central government has cleared all decks for construction of the first full-fledged airport of the state at Hollongi near Itanagar.
The Chief Minister informed that during his recent visit to Delhi on 11th of this month, he was informed that the Finance Ministry has approved the sanction amount for the long pending project.
“I had promised the people that I will make the Hollongi airport a reality in my tenure. It feels my heart with pain to know that when the project is about to take off, few people are raising objections. I want to tell them that please understand the airport is not only for Hollongi but the entire state,” he said.
Khandu informed that after lot of persuasion the Center has accepted to provide land compensation in addition to the airport project cost as a special case for Arunachal Pradesh despite without any such provisions.
He made a fervent appeal to the people to think and act in larger interest of the state discarding individual benefits while dedicating the first-ever in Arunachal Pradesh steel arch bridge over River Kurung at Laayang in Kurung Kumey district connecting Sangram and rest of the world with Nyobia circle here this afternoon.