GOVERNOR’S SECRETARIAT
ARUNACHAL PRADESH
ITANAGAR

No. IPR (PR)-03/2008                                            Dated Naharlagun the 5th April, 2010


PRESS RELEASE – 367

GOVERNOR VISITs REMOTE VIJOYNAGAR

Assures support for expediting Miao –Vijoynagar Road Project

ITANAGAR, April 3: With the landing in the eastern most and one of the remotest administrative centers of the State, Gen Singh has become the first Governor to visit Vijoynagar. Accompanied by Development Commissioner VK Deb, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest BS Sajwan and Rural Works Department Chief Executive Officer KC Dhimole, the Governor, as his dedicated effort to push forward the road project from Miao to Vijoynagar, made aerial race of the proposed road.  Having realized the importance of the road, which is the lifeline of the people of the area, who otherwise have to go on foot march for six days, the Governor wants it to be completed at the earliest. The high level team also flew over Deban Resort in the Namdapha Wildlife sanctuary, reports PRO to Governor.

Addressing a public meeting at Vijoynagar, Gen Singh informed that an amount of Rupees three crores and fifty thousand has already been sanctioned for the clearing of the existing jeep able road and make it through.

Gen Singh added, for an all weather carpeted road, survey works are over and project is being pursued at all level.  He assured that he would ensure  it  be done before completing his  term as the Governor of the State.

The Governor, who inspected the runway of the Advance Landing Ground (ALG), Vijoynagar informed the people that secondary airport will be coming up soon. With that lots of people will be coming here. As we have immense potential for tourism, we must prepare ourselves to receive the tourists, visitors and others. Which, he pointed, not only will generated employment and help financial empowerment of the people but also have huge impact in the socio economic development of the eastern most remote area of the State.

Governor assured his best to mitigate other problems of the people, including regular helicopter and postal services and posting of medical officer. As token of love, the Governor announced an amount of one lakh rupees for procurement of solar lamps and a generator for the Circle Officer’s office. Promoting organic farming, he gifted organic vegetables and fruits from Raj Bhavan garden to the people there. As always, Advocating for a   Clean and Green Arunachal and carrying the message to remotest of the remote areas of the State, he donated pre-moulded dustbins. Every goan bura was gifted with a umbrella each.

 Rural Works Department Chief Executive Officer KC Dhimole informed that the road will be having 46 bridges, ranging from 60meters to less then ten meters and protection wall of 12,000 meters. Speaking on the occasion, Vijoynagar Circle Officer R.K. Rai, on behalf of the people, expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Governor and the team for visiting the area and assured to rise upto the expectation of the Governor, adds the report.

Earlier, in his welcome address, Yapu Yobin, a public leader said, we are touched by your visit and hope that it will herald the development activities in this part of the State. Vijoynagar denizens, mainly indigenous tribe of Lisu or the Yobin and Gurkhali or the Nepali settlers presented a very impressive cultural programme on the occasion. The indigenous tribe, renowned for their cane and bamboo craftsmanship, gifted cane and bamboo baskets to the guests.

Later before leaving Vijoynagar, Governor, who has close affiliation with Assam Rifles since his early days in the military service in Nagaland, interacted with personnel posted there and exhorted them to be alert and always help the denizens. He gifted organic vegetables and fruits from Raj Bhavan garden and donated pre-moulded dustbins to them. Post Commander Major Ashish Agarwal briefed the Governor on the geographical locals of the local populace and gave a brief on the back ground of the post. He informed that in 1969-70, two hundred families were settled in the area. There are fourteen settlements of which nine are ex-service men from Assam Rifles and five of Lisu tribes taking the population to around five thousand and five hundred , adds the Rajbhawan  report.

Sd/ D.Dodum,PRO




 

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