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Fifty projects to mark 50th Meghalaya statehood

The University, which is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 16.96 crore, will be inaugurated on January 21, 2022, coinciding with the celebration of the 50th year of Statehood.

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Tura: Meghalaya government will dedicate 50 developmental projects, including the new assembly building, Shillong Engineering College, Captain Williamson Sangma Technical University, College of Architecture and Urban Planning and several others to mark the 50th year of the formation of Meghalaya on January 21, 2022.

“Next year, we will be celebrating the 50th year of our Statehood and coinciding with the celebration, we will dedicate 50 development initiatives to the people of our State. I am delighted that Captain Williamson Sangma University will also be part of this grand celebration,” Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Friday after inspecting the progress of the work of the prestigious Captain Williamson Sangma Technical University, which is in the final stage of completion at Balalgre, near Damalgre in South West Garo Hills.

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The University, which is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 16.96 crore, will be inaugurated on January 21, 2022, coinciding with the celebration of the 50th year of Statehood.

After inspecting the ongoing construction of the State University, the Chief Minister expressed satisfaction with the progress of works.

“Almost 80 percent of the construction work is complete and we are hopeful that by October this year, the campus will be ready,”

Sangma said, adding that the Public Works Department has also been directed to ensure the completion of the approach road to the campus.

“The University will cater to the needs of technical as well as engineering courses,” the Chief Minister said.

It is to be noted that this is the first State University and has been named after the first Chief Minister of the State (L) Captain Williamson A Sangma.

Tura Lok Sabha MP Agatha K Sangma and North Tura legislator Thomas A Sangma accompanied the Chief Minister during the inspection this afternoon.

Later, he also inspected the premier College of Architecture and Urban Planning, which is the first of its kind in the North East at Balalgre. He also said that this prestigious institution will also be inaugurated next year.

The Chief Minister also said that directions have been issued to complete both the projects and classes to commence from next academic year.

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