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Meghalaya CM Mr Sangma Proposes Highway Projects at NEC Plenary Meet

Infra News - Published on Wed, 11 Sep 2019

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The Northeast Today reported that Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has proposed two highway projects 8-laning of Guwahati-Shillong- Dawki-Sylhet-Chitagong Highway and the second one being Silchar–Mahendraganj–Hili road which also includes a bridge across the river Brahmaputra. Conrad made this proposal during the two-day 68th Plenary Meeting of North Eastern Council held in Guwahati. These two projects could be game-changers for the entire region in terms of economic development, The 8-laning project involves upgradation of the existing roads and will enable transportation and export of materials and minerals from the Northeastern States to the south East Asian countries through Chittagong. It will have a transformative impact on the region’s economy.

Mr Sangma said that “The second critical project is the Silchar – Mahendraganj – Hili road which also includes a bridge across the river Brahmaputra. This road will dramatically reduce the travel time between North Eastern States and the rest of the country, lower the landing costs of materials and make the products, especially the high value perishable agri-horticulture, of the North East competitive in the rest of the country.”

He said that “Taking up of these bold, large-scale projects which are both strategically and economically important for the country is only possible under the leadership of our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and our Home Minister Shri Amit Shah.”

Meanwhile, highlighting the issues specific to Meghalaya, he added that the State has many advantages, primary among which are the bountiful water and forest resources and the large agro-biodiversity of Meghalaya can help promote agri-horticulture and livestock based economic development. He further said that tourism and hospitality sectors are key to the growth of the state.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Wed, 11 Sep 2019
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