TURA, June 12 � Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Saturday said that the establishment of a quality medical college in Tura would be a boon for the region in particular and the State in general. He observed this while visiting the site of the proposed Tura Medical College at Jewilgre A�king located 18 kms from Tura along the Tura-Ampati road.
Dr Sangma was accompanied by the State C&RD Minister Saleng A Sangma and officials of the district administration.
Dr Sangma informed that an amount of Rs 20 crore has been sanctioned under the Special Plan Assistance (SPA) for the year 2010-11 and that additional funds would be sanctioned �as and when the need arises.� He added that the entire process taken up as per International Finance Corporation guidelines is almost complete and that the identified consultant would shortly be preparing the DPR for executing the project. �It is the government�s sincere desire that this endeavour fructifies in a time-bound manner without any time or cost over run,� he asserted. To be constructed over 150 acres of land donated by the Chambugong clan, the college would be self sustainable in terms of availability of all basic amenities. �In order to attract quality human resource, the establishment would have all required amenities for the faculty and staff so that they can deliver service to the fullest without having to worry about their own needs and requirements,� Dr Sangma said while indicating that amenities such as a proper school, commercial complex among other amenities would be available in the sprawling complex. The CM also observed that the site perched atop a hillock was ideal for harnessing green energy.