Shillong: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Meghalaya on Sunday will inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects worth over Rs. 2450 crores in the State.
Prime Minister will participate in the golden jubilee celebration of the North Eastern Council at State Convention Centre . Union Ministers, Governors and Chief Ministers of the Northeastern states will also attended the Jubilee celebrations.
The NEC was formally inaugurated on November, 7, 1972. It has played a key role in the socio-economic development of the North Eastern region and has lent support to various infrastructure projects and other development initiatives across all states of the region.
The NEC has helped create valuable capital and social infrastructure, especially in critical gap areas of sectors including education, health, sports, water resources, agriculture, tourism, industry, among others.
Later in a public function at Polo grounds, Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects worth over Rs. 2450 crores.
In a step which will further boost telecom connectivity in the region, Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation 4G mobile towers, of which more than 320 have been completed and around 890 are under construction.
He will inaugurate the new campus of IIM Shillong at Umsawli, will inaugurate Shillong – Diengpasoh Road, which will provide better connectivity to new Shillong satellite township and decongest Shillong.
Modi l will also inaugurate four other road projects across three states viz. Meghalaya, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Spawn Laboratory at Mushroom Development Center in Meghalaya to enhance mushroom spawn production and also provide skill training for farmers and entrepreneurs.
He will also inaugurate the Integrated Beekeeping Development Centre in Meghalaya to improve the livelihood of beekeeping farmers through capacity building and technology upgradation.
Further, the Prime Minister will inaugurate 21 Hindi libraries in Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and Assam.
Modi will lay the foundation stone of six road projects across the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, besides the foundation stone of the Integrated Hospitality and Convention Centre at Tura and Shillong Technology Park Phase -II.
The Technology Park Phase -II will have a built-up area of about 1.5 lakh square feet. It will provide new opportunities for professionals and is expected to create more than 3000 jobs.
The Integrated Hospitality and Convention Centre will have a convention hub, guest rooms, food court etc. It will provide the necessary infrastructure for promoting tourism and showcasing cultural heritage in the region.