DAPORIJO, January 6: Chief Minister Pema Khandu, at the Golden Jubilee celebration of Si Donyi festival, outlined a comprehensive vision for the district’s future. Emphasizing the importance of preserving Tagin culture, Khandu pledged to address recommendations from the Tagin Cultural Society, ensuring the district’s rich heritage withstands the test of time.
Expressing gratitude to the Festival Celebration Committee, Khandu acknowledged the local community’s support for state and central developmental projects. He announced the imminent completion of the Trans Arunachal Highway section by April, enhancing connectivity and opening doors for economic opportunities.
Anticipating a positive impact on tourism, the Chief Minister revealed plans for an airport near Dumporijo. Coupled with the completion of the highway, Khandu envisions a flourishing economy for Upper Subansiri, attracting global tourists to explore its natural beauty and cultural richness.
Highlighting a major leap in infrastructural development, Khandu disclosed a signed Memorandum of Understanding with NHPC for a 2000 MW hydropower project in the district. Groundwork on this ambitious venture is expected to commence soon, promising a transformative change for Daporijo.
Appreciating the efforts of local representatives in developing Daporijo township roads, Khandu assured support for pending projects. He inaugurated water supply projects, the Si Donyi Festival Ground, and various other initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of life in the district.
Tourism Minister Nakap Nalo, alongside MLAs Tanya Soki, Rode Bui, and Nyato Dukam, joined the Chief Minister in celebrating the Si Donyi festival. The day’s events included the inauguration of water supply projects, township roads, drainage systems, and the foundation stone laying for a multistorey parking-lot at Daporijo, signaling a promising era for the district’s growth and prosperity.