No. IPR (PR)-03/2009                                            Dated Naharlagun the 19th March, 2010


Subsidiary airports will help in state tourism- Governor

Itanagar, March 19: “Your projects in Arunachal Pradesh should help in the development of the difficult and interior areas of this Frontier State,” said Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh, when  Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command Air Marshal K K Nohwar called on him at Raj Bhavan here yesterday. It should generate jobs for the local population and as always help in their economy. Your projects should be a ‘Force Multiflier.’

            Gen Singh went on to suggest the Indian Air Force to adopt some schools or primary health centres in the project sites. You have to instill the feeling amongst denizens that you are their armed forces, he added.

            Taking up the matter of latest of eight advance landing grounds (ALG), which were handed over to Defence, Governor called for completion of the works within a time frame. He pointed, these subsidiary airports, once completed, will not only help in transportation of essential commodities to those interior areas but also help in exploiting the huge tourism potentials of Arunachal Pradesh. When tourism picks up, whole world will descend here. Therefore, I will be keeping a close watch on all the projects, he added.

            Air Marshal Nohwar, who left for Ziro in the morning in his onward tour of the State, gave the latest and details of the projects. Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command who had visited Pasighat, Tuting, Mechuka, Kaying, Vijayanagar and Walong before landing at Itanagar also apprised of some problems in the implementation,adds the  Rajbhawan report.

Sd/ D.Dodum,PRO




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