Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the country’s longest 300-meter single lane steel cable suspension bridge over River Siang, also known as Byorung Bridge. He also laid the foundation for construction of district secretariat building. The Chief Minister was accompanied by DCM Chowna Mein, State BJP President Tapir Gao, Health Minister Alo Libang, MLA Pasang D Sona and MLA Olom Panyang.
The CM stated that Byorung Bridge was built at the cost of Rs 48.43 Cr and was funded by DONER minister under NLCPR and will reduce the travel distance from Yingkiong to Tuting by almost 40 kms, the earlier road length was 192km. He shared the newly inaugurated bridge will benefit about 20000 people residing on both sides of the bank and will bolster defence preparedness.
Stating that good connectivity is the way forward for State’s prosperity, CM informed that centre has sanctioned 268 road projects worth Rs 3800 Cr under PMGSY. He also informed that for Upper Siang district, two PMGSY projects has been sanctioned and are awaiting tender by this January. The projects sanctioned are – 35 km road from Paling to Zido for Rs 82.10 Cr and 30km road from Zido to Bishing worth Rs 42.46 Cr, informed the CM.