Shillong: As Meghalaya gears up to celebrate its golden jubilee, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday attended the beautification programme at Mawlai Kynton Massar locality in Shillong.
The event was also attended by MDC, Mawlai, Teibor Pathaw, the headman and also residents and volunteers of Mawlai Kynton Massar locality.
Speaking at the gathering, the chief minister expressed happiness to be a part of a programme that is meaningful and important to every citizen. He said invitations for the beautification programme were extended to some of the localities in Shillong, Tura and Jowai with multiple purposes in mind.
The CM also lauded the efforts of the volunteers for the initiative to clean the Umsawlong river, which is very important to the locality and the surrounding areas. He also announced an aid of Rs 2.5 lakh to the volunteers for the cause. The CM also added that Umsawlong river will be included under the Externally Aided Projects for preserving the catchment areas.
Sngma also shared that the demand of shifting the CRPF camp from Mawlai is in progress and the process for identification of alternate land for the CRPF has started.
The chief minister also assured the gathering of solving other civic issues, including water scarcity and traffic congestion at Mawlai bridge.
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