HAFLONG: Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, during his visit to Dima Hasao district, took a comprehensive review of various developmental projects being implemented by the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council in a meeting held with the officials of the council in the conference hall of NCHAC at Haflong on Monday.
The Chief Minister also took stock of the status of State Government welfare schemes and development projects and COVID-19 situation of the district during the meeting. Stating that Dima Hasao district, especially its headquarter Haflong, had tremendous potential to contribute in the development narrative of the State, the Chief Minister directed the officials to take up steps to ensure maximum utilization of its potential and resources. He asked them to concentrate on building robust sports infrastructure to provide better opportunities for the emerging sportspersons of the district.
Considering the tourism potential of the district, the Chief Minister stressed maintaining the heritage look of the NCHAC building while going for new construction. He also suggested to construct more guests houses at Haflong to accommodate higher numbers of tourists coming to the district. Further reviewing the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the district, the Chief Minister asked the officials to identify the areas that have high positivity rate in the district. He also directed them to prepare polling booth-wise list of targeted people for vaccination and ensure 100 per cent vaccination coverage at Haflong town on priority basis. He also instructed the health officials to intensify testing to contain the infection of the virus.
Chief Minister Sarma also reviewed the progress of Jal Jeevan Mission, PMGSY, NFSA in the district during the review meeting. State Water Resources Minister Pijush Hazarika, CEM of NCHAC, Debolal Gorlosa, CEM of KAAC, Tuliram Ronghang, MLA Nandita Gorlosa, and others were present in the meeting.