Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has credited prime minister Narendra Modi for initiating “unprecedented development” in the Northeast region.
Speaking at a public function at Kra Daadi district in the state on January 31, CM Pema Khandu said that there has been a massive developmental progress in the last eight years as PM Modi attaches top priority to the Northeast region.
“We are lucky to get a prime minister like Narendra Modi. His attachment with the Northeast and particularly Arunachal Pradesh has ushered in unprecedented development in the last eight years,” Khandu said while speaking at a public meeting at Gangte in remote Kra Daadi district on January 31.
He pointed out that until a couple of years ago, Gangte circle headquarters was unconnected by road.
“It was only after Balo Raja became the local legislator of the area and with the blessings of the prime minister, we could today reach Gangte travelling by road,” he said.
Khandu assured that all unconnected villages will be connected by road under Centre’s flagship program PMGSY and wherever it is not feasible, roads will be constructed under the state government’s Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Road Network program.
Visiting the Gangte viewpoint overlooking Tali circle and the confluence of Kurung and Kumey rivers, the chief minister observed that it could be developed into a tourist attraction point.
He assured that he will take the matter on priority and urged the local MLA to hire a competent and reputed consultant to design and plan the project. He said, depending only on departmental officials will not suffice.
Referring to the dilapidated and old Pha bridge that connects Gangte circle with Kamle district, Khandu assured funds for the construction of a permanent RCC bridge in its place.
He expressed concern over the old and worn-out quarters and buildings of the Gangte Govt Middle School and promised that within the next month, funds will be sanctioned for the creation of new infrastructure.
Earlier in the day, Khandu inaugurated the Rai Balo Model village developed under the Chief Minister’s Adarsh Gram Yojana.
He also inaugurated the circle office and government quarters besides laying the foundation stone for an inspection bungalow.
Home minister Bamang Felix, MLAs Balo Raja, Jikke Tako, Chau Zingnu Namchoom and Phurpa Tsering, and officials from the district administration accompanied the chief minister, a communiqué from the CMO said.