by NEWSNER , 2021-07-27 10:47:11
Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, in his first visit to Dima Hasao after becoming Chief Minister of the State, lay the foundation stone of a bamboo industrial park at Manderdisa in the district on Monday. The DoNER Ministry would fund the project with Rs. 50 crores. Chief Minister Sarma claimed the project would herald in a new era in the region's economy and create significant employment prospects for young lads when he spoke at a low-key ceremony to commemorate the laying of the foundation stone. Bamboo generated in the district was formerly largely exported to paper mills, according to the Chief Minister. However, once the park is completed, new avenues for using bamboo in the manufacturing of tiles, incense sticks, and ceilings will open up, bringing further economic benefits to the people.
In the coming years, this project will also make Dima Hasaa a major centre of the Act East Policy.
State Water Resources Minister Pijush Hazarika, NC Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) Chief Executive Officer Debolal Gorlosa, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council Chief Executive Officer Tuliram Ronghang, MLA Haflong LAC Nandita Gorlosa, NCHAC Chairperson Ranu Langthasa, NCHAC Executive Members Samuel Changsan, and others were present. On his route to Haflong, the Chief Minister visited the statue of Veer Dimalik Kemprai, a renowned Dimasa hero who served as the military chief of ancient Hirimbapur (Dimapur) during the reign of king Makardhwaj Thaosen in the 13th century AD.
On Monday, the Chief Minister visited Boro Haflong and opened a house for orphans and needy children, staff quarters, and a vocational training centre for youngsters in the Dima Hasao area under the NLCPR scheme. The Chief Minister also paid respects to Padma Bhushan Rani Gaidinliu, a courageous freedom fighter who led an armed rebellion against the British Empire in the fight for the country's independence.