Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Monday inspected the construction works of the Ganol Hydro Electric Project and expressed hope that the project can be completed by December 2020.
North Tura MLA and Advisor to the Chief Minister, Thomas Sangma, Selsella MLA Ferlene C.A. Sangma and other officials of the power department also visited the project site.
Works for the 22.5 MW project started in 2014 and once completed will greatly benefit the power deficit state, the chief minister said.
Stating that there were multiple reasons for the delay in commissioning the project, including limited time and financial constraints, the Chief Minister said, “Necessary steps have been taken to iron out issues being faced by the project, and we hope that it can be completed by December next year.”
The Chief Minister also visited the site of the Tribal Research Institute (TRI) near Babadam on the outskirts of Tura.
The project is being funded by the Central government at Rs 41 crore. A tribal museum and library of the District Council is also being constructed near the TRI. A Tribal University is also proposed to be constructed adjacent to it in the near future.