Min seeks cooperation for Ita-Jote highway project

POMA, Jun 11: Environment & Forests Minister Nabam Rebia during a developmental meeting here in Papum Pare district on Monday urged the people to maintain a development-friendly atmosphere and cooperate in the timely implementation of the two-lane Itanagar-Jote highway.
“Development not only improves the importance of the place but also brings in manifold changes in the socioeconomic status of the people,” Rebia said.
Highlighting ongoing developmental projects like the NIT, the women’s college and the NIF&TV, with special emphasis on the crucial two-lane state highway from Itanagar to Jote, Rebia clarified that there is no provision for compensation against state highway projects and therefore people should not seek any.
“The Itanagar-Jote road is a very important road project as several important development projects are coming up in the area,” said Rebia, and requested the people to cooperate in timely implementation of the project in the area.
“Such projects get sanctioned after a lot of difficulties, and opportunities to have a state highway should not be wasted,” he said.
Commending the work of the Bamboo Mission Project at the bamboo processing unit here, Rebia suggested improving the unit to make it more employable and productive. He instructed the bamboo processing unit’s chairperson Techi Ana to prepare a proposal in this regard and submit it to the government.
Rebia also urged the public and the youths of the area to give their support in improving the education scenario.
Responding to six-point memorandum submitted by the village’s development committee, Rebia assured to look into their demands in phases, according to feasibility, and announced Rs 25 lakhs under SIDF for construction of a medical barrack.
He also visited the sites of the women’s college and the PHC, and distributed PP items to GBs and committee members of the development meeting, on behalf of the district administration.
Later, the minister witnessed the closing ceremony of 6th Vacational Running Trophy Football Tournament organized by Eleven Star Football Club at the general ground here.
Speaking to the players, Rebia lauded the local youths for organizing the event and advised the players to maintain discipline and promote the sense of brotherhood among one another.
Citing the example of India’s ace footballer Sunil Chetry, he encouraged the boys to aim high and try to make it professionally.
Responding to a two-point memorandum from the football club, Rebia assured that he would sponsor the tournament in the future, and also assured to provide a sound system from his MLALAD fund and asked the club’s chairman to prepare the cost of a sound system.
He also handed over the winning trophy and medals to the players.
The final match was played between Young Generation Football Club, Papu Nallah, and Nabam Radhe Football Club. NRFC won by 2-1.
DC (in-charge) Tabang Bodung, who accompanied the minister, appealed to the people to give due importance to education and health and cooperate with the administration in maintaining law and order in the area.
Among others, Techi Ana, HGB T Markha, and ex-ZPM Gollo Takam also spoke.
Heads of departments, public leaders, GBs and general public were present on the occasion. (DIPRO)