Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu along with his other ministerial colleagues during the inauguration ceremony on Tuesday Credit: EastMojo image

Longding: Arunachal chief minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday inaugurated the headquarters of the Chubam circle in Longding district in the presence of deputy CM Chowna Mein, education minister Honchun Ngandam, Kanubari MLA Gabriel D Wangsu and state BJP president Tapir Gao.

Congratulating the people of Chubam, Khandu said: “I am happy for the people of Chubam that finally their dream to have a circle headquarters is fulfilled today.” The circle headquarters was first given a go-ahead during former CM Dorjee Khandu’s tenure, he added.

He also informed that it was late Dorjee Khandu who had approved the creation of Longding district after being curved out of Tirap district.

The chief minister assured that manpower shortage in the newly created circle headquarters will be fulfilled soon. He also assured creation of posts for the circle office will be sanctioned soon.

Taking note of the slow pace of development in Longding district, the CM said the very purpose of his visit was to hear from the people and their aspirations for development. He said the Arunachal government has initiated several reforms, which is aimed at fighting such disparity in development. The focus has been on decentralisation taking the governance at the doorstep of the people. He informed that the government has launched the Staff Selection Board to ensure equity and fair selection in govt jobs.

Informing about the status of projects being executed under SIDF, NLCPR, NEC, NESIDS in Kanubari constituency, the CM said he was working with the local MLA to bring more such schemes for the constituency.

Responding to one-point memorandum, the CM assured to sanction fund for construction of economic road along Tissing and Tissa river bank within this year and informed that the PWD department 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 nuts in the district along with high quality production of agri and horticulture crops.

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