DIBRUGARH, Feb 8: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today launched a slew of infrastructure projects particularly in the three constituencies of the district – Dibrugarh, Lahoal and Chabua.
Flanked by Minister for Water Resources, Science and Technology & IT Keshab Mahanta, Minister of State for Revenue & Disaster Management Jogen Mohan, MLAs and officials, Sonowal laid foundation stones for a new office building of Superintendent of Police at Thana Chariali, a park near India Club here in commemoration of late Prof Amaresh Dutta and late Dr Phanindra Nath Ghosh, a District Science Centre at Khanikar under Lahoal LAC, retrofitting works of Mirigaon Piped Water Supply Scheme (PWSS) at Bindhakata and Boragadhoi PWSS at Bindhakata and a Institute of Wildlife Health and Research at Bindhakota.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated new office buildings of Dibrugarh East Revenue Circle, Rural Road Network Management Unit at Phoolbagan and Bishnu Rabha Sports Complex (Phase -1) at Bindhakata. He also virtually laid the foundation stone for Jokai Sahitya Manishi Upaban and Charaideo Sahitya Manishi Upaban.
Attending a public function on the occasion of the foundation laying ceremony of the District Science Centre at Khanikar, Sonowal initiated the distribution of land allotment certificates to some 471 small tea growers of the district.
While addressing the gathering, Sonowal said that progress is not possible today with traditional methods and tools. “We will have to develop a working relationship with science and technology because now-a-days it is of relevance to all. Sans science and technology we can neither make progress nor compete with others. Let us have a close relationship with science and technology so that we can empower ourselves and develop our capacities of thinking and delivering goods to the people,” he said.
The Dibrugarh Science Centre, which will come up with an estimated cost of over Rs 16 crore, will include a planetarium, an innovation centre, a science park, a fun science gallery, a thematic gallery, an auditorium, guest house and staff quarters and a cafeteria.
While initiating the distribution of land allotment certificates to small tea growers, Chief Minister Sonowal said that his government was deriving the highest level of satisfaction by giving ownership rights to the indigenous population of the State.
Minister for Water Resources, Science and Technology & IT Keshab Mahanta, Minister of State for Revenue & Disaster Management Jogen Mohan, Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha, Secretary to the Government of Assam, Science and Technology Hemen Das also addressed the gathering at Khanikar.