Arunachal will witness lot of economic activities: CM

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Itanagar:

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Thursday said the state will witness lot of economic activities after completion of vital infrastructure projects.

Inaugurating a conference hall at Mebo, the ADC headquarters of East Siang district, Khandu said that the Centre has taken lots of initiative in strengthening connectivity in the state and the region.

The chief minister said the foothill belt of the state can lead the future of Arunachal’s economy towards the path of prosperity.

He informed that to supplement the Central government initiative under the UDAAN project, the state government has launched the CM Air Connectivity Scheme to connect other uncovered Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) of the state like Aalo, Mechuka, Tuting and Walong.

“The foundation stone for Airport in the state capital will be laid in December this year,” Khandu said.

Referring to the need for carrying out railway connectivity works to connect Pasighat and foothill areas, Khandu sought cooperation of general public, particularly land owners in developmental works.

Khandu said the state government has taken with the Centre on the long-term measures to combat the erosion caused by river Siang.

“The government will take all possible steps to address the issue of erosion and flood,” he assured.

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