GUWAHATI, Sept 15 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has assured the State government�s full support for the timely completion of the expansion project of the Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL). The foundation stone of the expansion project was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January this year.
The Chief Minister while reviewing the preliminary progress of the project at Numaligarh on Saturday evening, urged the NRL officials to adhere to the timeframe as per the roadmap prepared for the execution of the expansion project, an official spokesman said here.
Sonowal assured the NRL officials that the State government would extend all required support for the timely completion of the expansion project, he said.
Sonowal said that as the bio-fuel plant is expected to generate huge direct and indirect employment, NRL must carry out a study to identify the size of skilled manpower required to run the plant as well as the ancillary industries so that necessary skill development initiatives could be taken.
He also requested the NRL officials to prepare an assessment report to guide the government on skill enhancement and maximization of people�s involvement in the proposed project.
The Chief Minister also appreciated the efforts of NRL officials under the leadership of its Managing Director SK Baruah in convincing the Union government to make highest ever investment for a single project in the North East amounting to Rs 22,594 crore.
He expressed hope that augmentation of the capacity of NRL would not only benefit its production capacity but also make the State visible in the industrial landscape of South East Asia. During the meeting, the NRL Managing Director also handed over to the Chief Minister, the company�s final dividend cheque of Rs 27.24 crore.� PTI