Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who is on visit to Pasighat, today took stock of the progress made in construction of the outdoor stadium.
Deputy Director (Planning) P K Thungon informed the Chief Minister that almost 30% of the ambitious project scheduled to be completed by 2017 has been done. He said the project can be completed 6 months ahead of schedule provided work on it goes in full swing, which would be possible if funds are released on time.
The foundation stone of the project being executed by the Urban Development and Housing department was laid in 2014 at Pasighat General Ground.
Khandu asserted that the project is of extreme significance and therefore must be fast tracked. He asked the concerned officials to go ahead full throttle with the construction work and assured full support of the state government in all terms.
“Our youths have immense potential to develop and evolve as champions in various fields of games and sports. We need to give them the facilities. This stadium at Pasighat is one such facility that must be available to them at the shortest possible time,” he emphasized.
The Chief Minister asked the Urban Development and Housing Department for timely execution of the multi-crore project and requested local leaders to help the department in its completion.
Construction of a well-equipped outdoor stadium at century-old Pasighat town is a long pending demand of the local people.
The state government under Sports & Youth Affairs sanctioned an amount of Rs 12.5 crore out of the total estimated project cost of Rs 40.90 crore for “Construction of Outdoor stadium at Pasighat” during early January 2014. The stadium would be equipped with all modern facilities for conducting state and national level sport events.