Arunachal PM Pma Khandu welcomes his Sikkim counterpart Prem Singh Tamang in Itanagar on Monday. Image: Northeast Now
Arunachal PM Pma Khandu welcomes his Sikkim counterpart Prem Singh Tamang in Itanagar on Monday. Image: Northeast Now

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) called on Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu at the latter’s office in Itanagar on Monday.

Tamang was accompanied by Sikkim power minister MN Sherpa, principal secretary DoP Tenzing Gelek, and Secretary SD Dhakal among others.

The two CMs discussed on tourism prospects in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh agreeing on knowledge sharing and ways to help each other in promoting tourism in both the states.

Arunachal CM Pema Khandu expressed that the state has so much to learn from Sikkim and hoped that Sikkim’s success in the development of tourism, hydropower and agriculture sector could be emulated in Arunachal.

Khandu said both the states are poised for growth as the centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving special attention in the Northeast with regular visits of central ministers to the region.

He also shared the concern of Sikkim CM expressing that criteria of central funding on development projects should not be based on population criteria.

The Sikkim CM also discussed with his Arunachal counterpart about the success of Demwe Hydro Electric Project.

In the meeting, the leaders also discussed the social, political, economic and demographic structure of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

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