Local legislator Jambey Tashi has asserted that all the hydropower projects in Tawang and Lumla have been scrapped and no such projects would be entertained in the region in the future.
Tashi’s assertion came during his speech on the occasion of Independence Day, the day which was celebrated with much pomp and show here on Wednesday last.
Exhorting the youths to work hand in glove with the administration and government for the progress of the region and not to get carried away by rumours, especially in terms of hydro project, the MLA appealed to the gathering to shun violence and opt for peaceful and amicable process during the forthcoming general assembly elections.
Tashi, who earlier unfurled the tricolour and paid obeisance to the great freedom fighters of the nation, also extended his gratitude to the military and paramilitary forces, police, scientists, laborers, government and private employees and every citizen who are involved in progress of the nation.
The local legislator then spoke in detail on the distinct schemes launched by the central and state governments and appealed to the public to take advantage of it.
Tashi further announced, “Arunachal will also be soon included in the National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive.”
A heritage village will be formed very soon in Itanagar, wherein all major festivals of the state will be celebrated, he informed.
He further said the union government is focusing on the development of North East and reiterated their assurance of providing road projects worth Rs 50,000 crore for Arunachal.
Tashi, who is also the member of BJP National Minority Morcha, further informed that paper works on Zemithang CO headquarter upgradation and Pamaghar CO headquarter have been completed and very soon the Zemithang CO headquarter will be upgraded to an EAC headquarter and Pamaghar will get a CO headquarter.
Earlier, the local MLA felicitated the gaon burahs (village heads) with blankets and urged them to work in unison for the progress of the region.
Rev Gangkhar Tulku Rinpoche, abbot of Tawang monastery, Jambey Wangdi, chairman, department of Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs, and Lumla ADC R D Thungon also attended the daylong celebrations.