TINSUKIA, May 15 - A special package of Rs 200 crore for the overall development of Tinsukia district has been announced by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Addressing the gathering of Rongali Bihu Sanmilan open session organised by the Aikya Mancha at Chaliha Nagar field here on Sunday, Sonowal stated that Tinsukia has its own dignity right from the days of the Mottock reign and has taken the shape of a mini India.
It has to be developed in such a way that it becomes an important place of the entire South-east Asia region. His Government would take all the steps for the development of this commercial hub of upper Assam under the Central Government’s ‘Act East Policy’ and the Dholla-Sadiya bridge over river Brahmaputra would be an added infrastructure to increase the business activities of Tinsukia as well as the entire area.
The Chief Minister also stated that his Government was giving more stress on pollution-free environment with more forest cover, communal harmony, peace and development. Every citizen of the State should come out to help the Government to achieve its goal.
In addition to the technical institute that has already been announced, a ultra-modern skill development institute would be built in Tinsukia district.
While receiving the check of Rs 1 lakh donated to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund by the Aikya Mancha, the Chief Minister appealed to the people, especially the younger generation, to work hard for the allround development of the State with the help of modern technology and through peace and harmony in the society.
The Chief Minister visited the Dholla-Sadiya bridge which will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister on May 26 next. He was also accompanied by Parimal Suklabaidya, State PWD Minister, Pallab Lochan Das, Minister of Labour and Employment etc. and high-ranking officers of the relevant departments.