SILCHAR June 2 - In what could be called a moment of history, the Cachar Forward Base of ONGC will now be called the Assam Arakan Fold Belt Exploratory Asset. This decision to transform the Cachar forward base into an exploratory asset came on April 3 this year and was formally announced amidst a conglomeration of the trade union of ONGC workers Cachar and top brass of ONGC on Friday.
Standing on the shore of confluence, PWD Minister Parimal Suklabaidya said that the region of Barak Valley is blessed with resources. Happy with the massive facelift at the ONGC the minister said, adding that from the days of bleak possibilities and stagnant development, people of Barak Valley and Assam are forging with high hopes towards of progress. He also announced the Namami Barak to be held this year shall commence the Inland Waterways navigation process in Barak Valley.
AK Dwivedi, director Exploration Asset of ONGC said that the Cachar Forward Base established in 1974 has come long way forward and now being the Exploratory Asset, expectations from various stake holders will be high to transform this into a full-fleged productivity asset by 2022. �A lot of thought was put into the transformation of the Cachar Forward Base into and Exploratory Asset. When the decision to transform the forward base was taken, the argument was placed in the interest of the working force at the base that they are well equiped to shoulder the responsibility. Now, the onus is on the people here to accelerate the activity level in order to enhance the productivity level to accomplish the mission,� the director said.
Karimganj MP Radheshyam Biswas spoke about the persistent efforts behind the much needed technical transition and thanked the government for positive response towards the demand.
On the other hand, Ashok Baidya, general secretary of Trade Union of ONGC workers thanked the stake holders for taking part in the function.