Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra on Monday stressed on the need to implement the ambitious Greenfield Airport project at Hollongi, near here, within the stipulated timeframe without any wastage of time.
Chairing the first session of the second day two-day NEC plenary at Guwahati, the Governor said that the ongoing airport project at Hollongi, which is to be completed by March 2022, must be implemented within the given timeframe and there should be no slippage.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the ambitious project on February 9 this year.
The Governor also highlighted the acute problem of telecommunication, including mobile and internet connectivity along with road, air and rail communication in Arunachal Pradesh in the session, a Raj Bhawan communique informed here.
Reiterating the challenges of the people of the frontier State, Mishra underscored the special significance of Arunachal Pradesh because of its strategic location and vast potential in natural resources and green cover.
He said that vast areas of the state are yet to be covered by telecommunication and road network.
“The North Eastern Council as the ‘Think Tank’ of the region must address these challenges and assist the State Government,” the governor emphasised.
Mishra also expressed concern about conservation of wildlife in the face of fast developmental process. He suggested for sustainable balanced approach to address the issue so that the conservation and developmental activities do not derogate from each other.
Secretaries to Government of India, including secretaries from the ministries of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Civil Aviation and Telecommunication and Chief Secretaries of eight NE states made powerpoint presentations on various issues and challenges during the day, the communique added.