Aware of slow pace of development in Longding: CM

LONGDING, Dec 4: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has said that he is aware of the slow pace of development in Longding district.
Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the Circle Headquarters of Chubam circle, Pema said the very purpose of his visit was to hear from the people and their aspirations for development.
He said the Team Arunachal under his leadership has initiated several reforms, which is aimed at fighting such disparity in development. The focus has been on decentralization, taking governance to the doorstep of the people, he said.
The chief minister further congratulated the people of Chubam for getting a circle headquarters. He said that circle headquarters was first given a go ahead during former CM late Dorjee Khandu.
He also informed that it was late Dorjee Khandu who had approved the creation of Longding district curved out from Tirap district.
He assured to immediately sanction for creation of posts for the circle office.
Informing about the status of projects being executed under SIDF, NLCPR, NEC, NESIDS in Kanubari constituency, CM said he is working with local MLA to bring more such schemes for the constituency.
Responding to one point memorandum, CM assured to sanction fund for construction of economic road along Tissing and Tissa river bank within this year and informed that PWD had been instructed to carry out the survey.
He said the road when completed will boost economic activity in the circle, which is the largest producer of betel nut in the district along with cash crops.
Deputy CM Chowna Mein, Education Minister Honchun Ngandam, Kanubari MLA Gabriel D Wangsu and State BJP President Tapir Gao were present during the event.