Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday declared the formal functioning of Siang district with Boleng as its headquarters at a public function held at Boleng
The chief minister signed the formal declaration letter and handed over it to Siang deputy commissioner Rajiv Takuk amidst cheer from the people and in presence of Power Minister Tamiyo Taga, Health Minister Alo Libang, State BJP President Tapir Gao and MLAs Tapang Taloh and Olom Panyang.
The chief minister earlier laid the foundation for district secretariat building and inaugurated the 2X1500KW Subbung Small Hydroelectric Project at Supsing village.
Speaking at a public function during the launch of the second leg of the Arunachal Rising campaign, Khandu congratulated the people of Siang district for the new district headquarters.
He said with the launch of the new hydro project, Siang district has achieved the status of power surplus district. He said the construction of the project dragged on for the last 24 years but as soon he assumed the post of the Chief Minister the project was given all required funding for its completion.
He said the present government will never keep any project pending, which are of public importance.
Khandu said he always had favoured the creation of Siang district and when the matter came to cabinet for discussion in 2013, as a member he had vouched for its creation. However, the formal functioning of the district was delayed due to question over location for headquarters.
Khandu said his government never believed in keeping any issue pending, which had the potential to create animosity amongst people. He said he believed that the government should have the political will and resolve to solve any issues at the earliest for benefit of all.
He said based on a report of the technical committee, the location was finalized for the headquarters.