Govt committed to fastening pace of devp, says Himanta Biswa Sarma


GUWAHATI, Nov 17: The BJP-led Assam Government is committed to fastening the pace of development in the State, Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in Lakhimpur today while launching a slew of projects on the second day of his two-day visit to Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts.

After laiying the foundation stone for a town hall (Rs 7 crore), water supply project (Rs 10 crore) and inspection bungalow (Rs 2.5 crore) at Silapathar in Dhemaji district yesterday and launching the PM National Dialysis Programme at the Dhemaji Civil Hospital, the Assam Finance and Health Minister today attended various programmes on the second day of his visit.

While taking stock of facilities provided to patients at the Dhakuakhana sub-divisional civil hospital, Sarma instructed officials to ensure that patients get all-possible support from doctors and the support staff.

He also laid the foundation stone of a 54-crore-rupee town water supply system at Dhakuakhana and hoped that the project, once completed, will ameliorate the drinking water woes of the people.

Dr Sarma also launched the PM National Dialysis Programme at Lakhimpur Civil Hospital besides laying the foundation stone for a Dialysis centre. He also took stock of the progress of construction work of the proposed Lakhimpur Medical College and hoped that it will be completed by Aug 15 next year.

He also laid the foundation stones for new party offices at Dhemaji and Lakhimpur.

Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah, minister Naba Doley, MLAs Ranoj Pegu, Dr Numal Momin, other senior government officials accompanied Dr Sarma during his visit.