TEZPUR, March 1 - Minister for Health, Education, PWD, etc., Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma laid the foundation stone of a model hospital at Ghoirali Tea Estate under Rangapara LAC in Sonitpur district on Saturday.
A meeting organised on the occasion was attended by the Minister for Health (State), Pijush Hazarika, Member of Parliament, Tezpur HPC Pallab Lochan Das, MLA of Biswanath Pramod Borthakur, Chairperson of ASTC Ashok Bhattarai, District Development Commissioner Farouk Alam, among others.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Sarma said that construction of the proposed model hospital will be completed within 18 months, which after becoming operational will fulfil a long-felt need of the people of the area.
Speaking on the occasion, Member of Parliament Pallab Lochan Das said the present government was committed to bring about all-around development of the people, which is reflected in their popular welfare policies.
Earlier in the day, Dr Sarma laid the foundation stone of seven new roads under Rangapara sub division of PWD (Territorial) Tezpur Division. He also formally inaugurated the construction work of nine roads under SOPD-G for the year 2019-20, two bridges under RIDF-XXV for the year 2019-20, and another two roads under PMGSY for the year 2019-20 at the function at Ghoirali Tea Estate.
At a function organised at Rangapara College, Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma formally announced the opening of the Science stream at the college. He also inaugurated the newly-constucted building of the Bodo Department built from MPLAD funds given by Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary, along with a library and canteen built from funds allotted by MP Pallab Lochan Das and Minister of State for Health Pijush Hazarika respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that necessary steps would be initiated to fill the number of faculty posts for the Science stream as soon as possible so that student enrolment may begin from the next academic session.