Tura: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma inaugurated the recently renovated and upgraded Tura District Auditorium here in West Garo Hills district on Monday in the presence of Member of Parliament, Tura Parliamentary Constituency, Agatha K Sangma.
Sangma also unveiled the plaque for laying the foundation stone for construction, including the improvement of Tura town internal roads funded by the New Development Bank (NDB).
Reminding that the said Tura Auditorium was constructed by former Lok Sabha Speaker and his father late Purno Agitok Sangma and that it has not been repaired for more than 30 years, Sangma said that when his government came to power in 2018, he had sanctioned Rs 3 crore at the beginning and additional Rs 2 crore later for completing the renovation works.
“Other externally aided projects under New Development Bank (NDB) including Tura Smart Town Project under which about 277 internal road projects have been started with an amount of Rs 55 crore including Rs 40-50 crore will be sanctioned from the state funds,” he said.
Chief Minister announced that Rs 50 crore worth of state-of-the-art Convention Centre will be built very soon in the district and Youth Centre Building has also been sanctioned which would be a Centre for skill development for youth.
He also mentioned that one of the best-dedicated football stadia is being constructed at PA Sangma Stadium and the government is also contemplating opening a Football Academy for the youth of the state and added that he had requested the North East United Football Academy to organize the pre-season training camp in Tura and train the youth of the region.
Meanwhile, concerning the Tura town beautification project, he said that inspite of various challenges the project was implemented with an amount of Rs 15 crore and that street lighting projects will commence from September or October 2022.
“Moreover, the Tura Town Cleaning and Beautification Project organized earlier have gained immense cooperation and support from the Development Committee members and this project will continue in the years to come,” Sangma said.