FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SIVASAGAR, March 20: “ONGC’s crude production in Assam is going down over the years due to the aging hydrocarbon fields and frequent bandhs and barricades in the region, and yet it has been lending support to infrastructure building in the region,” said Ved Prakash Mahawar, Director (On-shore), ONGC.
Mahawar was addressing a press conference here at Officers’ Club, ONGC on Sunday, accompanied by Buddhin Deori, Executive Director of Assam Asset, ONGC Nazira, Kashyap Josipura, GM CC, ONGC and other senior officials.
On the multi-specialty hospital at Rajabari in Sivasagar, Mahawar said that ONGC had already sanctioned Rs 99.09 crore towards the first phase construction of the hospital at Rajabari which is expected to cater to the needs of the local people at nominal cost. The hospital, which is to be implemented in collaboration with Dr Dadasaheb Ambedkar Vaidyakiya Pratisthan (BAVP), will have 300 beds and is expected to be completed in three phases at a cost of Rs 313 crore. The first phase with 100 beds, is expected to be completed by July, 2019, while the final phase of the hospital will be completed by the end of July, 2023, said Mahawar.
He also said that request would be made to ONGC authorities to make the MoU public, which was signed in Guwahati on March 10, 2017 between ONGC and BAVP.