GUWAHATI, Jan 2 � Noted social worker and president of the voluntary organisation Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) Dhiren Barua today assumed charge of the chairman of the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA).
Addressing the function in which he assumed the charge formally, Barua said that he agreed to accept the post considering only the interest of the Guwahatians. He sought cooperation from the people of Guwahati as well as from the officials and employees of the GMDA to bring about changes in the urban life of Guwahati.
The city has a number of problems and those connected with the agencies involved in developing the city into a modern metropolis should work in a dedicated manner, besides the residents of the city also have their duties towards their own city, he said.
He suggested that efforts should be made to complete at least one under-execution drinking water project of the city by 2015.
The GMDA officials and employees assured Barua full cooperation and expressed the hope that if concerted efforts are made, the GMDA would be able to complete at least one of the under-execution drinking water supply schemes of the city by mid-2015.