Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday inspected the flood protection site at Patsing situated near the 14 km point of state’s longest bridge over river Dibang.
Officials have disclosed that the Dibang River that flows near the Bomjir village had washed away more than 100 metres of the riverbank inundating the farmland and also posing threat to the Dibang Bridge.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Water Resource Department parliamentary secretary Gum Tayeng, administrative and department officials.
Earlier, the Chief Minister also inspected the Sissiri River site.
The Chief Minister lauded the WRD Parliamentary Secretary for taking timely measures in mitigating flood by constructing flood protection work at the Patsing site.
Khandu further assured to fund the phase II of the flood protection work with further assurance to take up the project with the Central Government in a composite way.
Later the Chief Minister inaugurated the BJP mandal office of the 42nd Dambuk constituency.
Khandu also laid the foundation stone for the Government Higher Secondary School and a 100-bedded girls’ hostel.