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Khandu calls for 6 new airports in North East


ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh leader minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday known as for the construction of a minimum of six new airports across the northeast to glue the area with Asean international locations.
Speaking at the second one ASEAN-India Youth Summit in Guwahati, Khandu said for the reason that aerial distance between the Asean area and the northeast is short, six new airports will lend a hand toughen air connectivity. “The method ahead is to build higher cultural exchanges and improve business ties,” the chief minister pointed out.

Khandu additionally spoke at the cultural variety and geographical vastness of Arunachal. Though people steadily really feel that there's a unmarried cultural entity across the northeast, even a unmarried state like Arunachal has greater than 26 tribes and 100 sub-tribes, he said. “Arunachal is making super progress in making improvements to air, rail, virtual and highway connectivity. Earlier the state used to have fewer roads however now, below the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we've got roads connecting the far flung corners of the state,” he added.


On air connectivity, the chief minister said that all seven Advance Landing Grounds (ALGs) constructed all through 1960s were rebuilt and operationalised. “Once the airport in Itanagar comes up, the ALGs, along side one civilian airport at Tezu, will support air connectivity products and services,” Khandu said.


The leader minister additionally spoke at the huge doable of the state in the sectors of tourism, hydropower, agriculture and horticulture. He added that the state has huge land sources which might be but to be exploited to its full extent.


Khandu additionally took section in an interactive session on ‘Northeast as India’s Gateway to Asean’. Nagaland leader minister Neiphiu Rio and his Tripura counterpart Biplab Deb additionally attended the summit, an legit communiqué said.




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