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Aruchal governor proposes ‘Heritage Village’ to boost tourism

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

Itagar, June 11: Aruchal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa on Friday suggested for a ‘Heritage Village’ in the state in line of ‘Mawphlang Village’ of Meghalaya, where Prime Minister of India rendra Modi recently visited.

Interacting with a delegation of Galo Welfare Society (GWS) led by its President Dr Mitum Boje at Raj Bhawan here, Rajkhowa said that village would not only preserve and promote cultural richness of the state but also attract tourists in large number, an official communiqué informed here today.

The GWS delegation submitted a twelve-point memorandum to the governor which includes, inter-district road connectivity, inter-circle link road, creation of new districts, establishment of central divisiol headquarters, Engineering college, Industrial Training Institute and Tribal Heritage Complex.

The governor, who have been emphasising on inter-district, subdivision and circle connectivity assured the Society to recommend the state government to expedite the projects related to roads mentioned in their memorandum particularly Zirdo-Kadu Link Road.

He said that the elected representatives also must take up the connectivity issue at all levels, while informing that at the request of Pangchau-Wakka MLA, he had taken up the issue of the 55 km Konsa-Khanu road in Longding district with Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, which would be now taken up under SARDP.

While commending the proposal for ITI in the foothills of West and East Siang districts, the governor reiterated that there must be an ITI in every district either government funded or in PPP model for skill development and augment avenues for employment generation, the communiqué added.