SHILLONG: For the Meghalaya government, more than construction of physical structures, infrastructural development is about empowering communities. Stating it as one of the government’s core agendas, Chief Minister Conrad Sangam, on Monday, said that only by bridging gaps in infrastructure and communication, one can lay the foundation of a progressive Meghalaya.
“Our government will ensure creation of infrastructure beyond the physical constructs. It is a commitment to empowering communities. Infrastructural development and better road connectivity can connect communities, drive economic growth, and provide livelihood opportunities. We must ensure that every citizen can benefit from these developments. We envision a Meghalaya where our people have access to modern amenities, quality education, and improved healthcare services, ” he said.
The Chief Minister was on a day-long visit to Williamnagar, headquarter of East Garo Hills district. During the visit, Sangma inaugurated the new Williamnagar Municipal Office cum Market Complex at Soil Bazar.
Stating that his government is committed to finish infrastructural projects within the stipulated time, the Chief Minister shared updates on ongoing projects in the town such as the Williamnagar College and Mini Stadium.
“This is in line with our broader vision of enhancing the quality of life and economic prospects of the people of Meghalaya,” he said, while informing on projects for Williamnagar, including the completion of internal town roads and beautification.
He also announced that plans of renovating the Rongrenggre Higher Secondary School, one of the oldest in the district. “The development of educational institutions is a priority for us, and the renovation of Rongrenggre Higher Secondary School underscores our dedication to providing quality education for our the youth,” he added.
During the day, he also inspected the newly constructed approach roads at Rangmal Badim village and Chidekgre before distributing Digital Learning Aids (M-Tab) to students under the Chief Minister’s Digital Learning Aid for Students Scheme. Farmers of district also received cinnamon saplings as a part of the Spice Mission.