Assam : President – Droupadi Murmu Inaugurates & Lays Foundation-Stone For Various Developmental Projects

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The President of India – Droupadi Murmu today virtually inaugurated and laid the foundation-stones for the various projects of Assam Government and Union Ministries of Road Transport & Highways, Petroleum & Natural Gas and Railways from Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati.

These incorporates of unveiling the Railhead Depot of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) at Moinarbond in Silchar and two highway projects; laying of foundation stones for 100 model Secondary Schools along the tea garden areas of Assam; 3000 model Anganwadi centers; two highway projects; modern Cargo-cum-Coaching Terminal at Aghtori, Guwahati.

Besides, the President has also flagged-off a train from Guwahati to Lumding Pass upto Shokhuvi (Nagaland) and Mandipathar (Meghalaya).

Speaking on the occasion, the President wished for the success of projects related to health, education, railways, road construction, petroleum and women empowerment.

She also expressed confidence that the successful implementation of these schemes will provide new opportunities for business and employment, boost transportation facilities and strengthen the economy across the entire northeastern region.

The President noted that “better infrastructure is the basis of development of any state. The North-Eastern Region is the centre point of India’s ‘Act East Policy’.”

She expressed delight on the fact that the centre is paying special attention to infrastructure and connectivity in this region.

While, the development of Assam can emerge as the engine of development for the entire northeastern region.

The President said that the region is rich in natural resources; adding that “Assam contributes 13 percent of India’s total crude oil production. Also 15 percent of India’s total natural gas production comes from the region.”

She further expressed confidence that the state-of-the-art depot at Moinarband inaugurated today, will help in meeting the petroleum products requirements of the entire Barak Valley as well as of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram.

“The Central Government is giving special attention on road and railway connectivity in all the North Eastern states including Assam. Various projects related to road and railways of which foundation stones laid/inaugurated will increase tourism opportunities apart from enhancing trade and transportation in the region,” – she stated.

According to the official communique issued by PIB, the President stated that “The safety and all-round development of women and children is the sign of a civilized society. In order to further strengthen the various services for women and children in Assam, 3000 Model Anganwadi Centres launched today is a commendable initiative.”

She added that the laying of foundation-stones for 100 Model Secondary Schools aims to provide better education for the children of tea garden workers.

Taking to Twitter, the Assam CM wrote “Hon’ble President Smt Droupadi Murmu ji visiting Assam and inaugurating 9 projects besides laying foundation stones for a few more is an epoch-making occasion. I am confident that these projects will herald a new dawn in our growth journey.”

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