Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has interacted with people of the Yobin tribe living in the remote Vijaynagar in Changlang district, the last administrative headquarters near the Indo-Myanmar border.

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Khandu reached Vijaynagar, traveling 157km from Miao on road.

To date, there exists no motorable road to Vijaynagar that happens to be the remotest point in Changlang district.

During his interaction with the Yobin people on Friday, the chief minister took stock of their various problems.

“Construction of roads will also facilitate the infrastructural development of Vijaynagar and open up avenues of livelihood generation for local youths,” Khandu said.

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The hilly terrain in Vijaynagar can be reached only by air that causes immense problems for residents there.

Vijaynagar has an advanced landing ground where fighter jets and large transport planes land.

The Indian Air Force and Indian Army had upgraded this landing ground in 2019.

He began his journey on March 25, 2021 on a vehicle and on foot along the road that is yet to be made motorable.

The CM was accompanied by UD Minister Kamlung Mossang, RWD Minister Honchun Ngandam and various other dignitaries. The journey took two days to complete with the CM and the entourage spending a night at Gandhigram (137 km) for onward journey to Vijaynagar the next day.

Attending a public meeting at Gandhigram and Vijaynagar, the CM said he undertook the journey from Miao to Vijaynagar to personally inspect the condition of road and to ensure that the construction to make it motorable is completed by March 2022.

He said the accompanying officials from the RWD department will submit a complete report on the status of the road following the inspection.

He said since the road falls in the Namdapha National Park area, the entire stretch of road cannot be blacktopped, but will be done wherever possible.

Khandu said once the road reaches Vijaynagar, all forms of development will accompany it bringing in improved livelihoods.

He said since the road being constructed by the RWD department requires to be well-maintained after its completion the task will be handed over to the Border Roads Organization (BRO).

“With roads will come development & improved livelihoods. Yobin tribe inhabiting along the Miao-Vijaynagar road (157km) are hardworking people. On way to Vijaynagar met the local Yobin people & talked about their day to day problems. Thanks to them for wonderful hospitality!’ Pema Khandu tweeted.

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