Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday discussed various on-going development projects and also on welfare measures for the people of the state to mitigate the challenges that arise due to the Covid-19 pandemic when the latter met him at Raj Bhavan here.
The Governor, who inspected the greenfield airport at Hollongi, near here, shared his observations with the CM. He felt that if various components of the prestigious project are not expedited, completion will be difficult.
He suggested an increase in workforce, plants, machineries and work shifts besides for starting simultaneously multi component work.
The Governor also shared his concern about the rampant encroachment of the reserved forest near the airport.
The Governor, who was briefed earlier by the senior engineers regarding the work progress on Miao-Vijoynagar PMGSY Road project,
Sharing his observation on the work progress on Miao-Vijoynagar road, he advised for multi-pronged work points to fast track the road project.
He said that on the account of its long stretch of 157 km road, there must be five to six simultaneous work points, on both ends of the road, from where the road construction activity must be taken up, a Raj Bhavan communique said here.
Pointing that along the 157 km long stretch of the road, there are a number of rivulets, some perennial and some seasonal, which need bridges, the Governor advised that the implementing agencies must place the fabrication order for the bridges and commencement of the construction of the embankments abutments and approach roads must commence on there at the earliest.
He also discussed the posting of good officers to relieve the present Controller of Examination and another officer to assist the Controller of the Examinations.
Suggesting that Apiculture has a big scope in Arunachal, the Governor said, “Our State has the potential to become the highest honey producing state in the North East India for which the state government must make appropriate staff and resource allocation.”