Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal assigned top priority to complete critical projects of the Northeast by January, 2024.
He chaired a meeting of the IWAI, Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) and Ministry of Ayush (MoA) to review the ongoing projects of both the ministries in the Northeast region.
During the review, senior officials of MoPSW and MoA presented status of ongoing projects in the region. More than Rs 1100 crores were granted for the development of 25 projects in inland waterways in the Northeast region including Rs 850 crores for 15 projects in Assam.
The Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the officials to complete the seven floating jetties at Jogighopa, Pandu, Biswanath, Nimati, Bindhakata, Uriamghat, and Sadiya.
In addition, permanent jetties at Bogibeel in Dibrugarh, renovation of Jetty at Badarpur in Karimganj is also to be completed. One permanent jetty being constructed at Sonamura in Tripura is likely to be completed also.
The Minister also reviewed progress of work on 15 floating jetties in Brahmaputra and 15 jetties in Barak river. For ensuring smooth passage of ships, the Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the officials of IWAI to regularly dredge 88 shallow patches on Brahmaputra already identified.
The recent spurt in cargo and tourist jetties will be maintained with this initiative.
Sonowal said, “Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, the ministries of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush have been working towards realizing rich opportunities of Northeast India to make it the engine of India’s economic growth. Today, we had a very fruitful review meeting with the top officials of both the ministries regarding the progress of critical projects