Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Assam on Thursday and will lay the foundation stone for several projects in the Karbi Anglong and Dibrugarh districts of the state.
As per the schedule released by Prime Minister's Office (PMO), PM Modi will address a rally in the Karbi Anglong district at around 11:00 AM.
After this, he will lay the foundation stone for Veterinary College (Diphu), Degree College (West Karbi Anglong), and Agriculture College (Kolonga, West Karbi Anglong).
The projects are worth more than Rs 500 crore and will bring new opportunities for employment in the region.
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for more than 2950 Amrit Sarovar projects worth Rs 1150 which will be developed by the state itself.
Thereafter, at around 01:45 PM, Prime Minister will reach Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, and dedicate Dibrugarh Cancer Hospital to the nation.
Later, at around 3 PM, he will attend a public function at Khanikar ground in Dibrugarh, where he will dedicate six more cancer hospitals to the nation and lay the foundation stone of seven new cancer hospitals.
The Assam Cancer Care Foundation, a joint venture of the Government of Assam and Tata Trusts, is executing a project to build South Asia's largest affordable cancer care network with 17 Cancer care hospitals spread across the state.
Under Phase 1 of the project, out of 10 hospitals, the construction of seven hospitals have been completed while three hospitals are at various level of construction. Phase 2 of the project will witness the construction of seven new cancer hospitals.
The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation seven cancer hospitals completed under phase 1 of the project. These cancer Hospitals are built at Dibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Darrang, Tezpur, Lakhimpur, and Jorhat.
Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of seven new cancer hospitals at Dhubri, Nalbari, Goalpara, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Golaghat to be constructed under phase 2 of the project.