Shillong(Meghalaya), Mar 25 : Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, P. Tynsong today laid a foundation stone of the World Bank funded Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project (MITP) for upgradation of Mawmaram-Nongthliew-Mawmih-Mawlyndep road (41.527 km) at a programme held at St. Theresa Secondary School, Mawlaingut, East Khasi Hills in the presence of Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Metbah Lyngdoh and other dignitaries.
The project was sanctioned at an amount of 64.12 crores for the construction of the road which is expected to be completed in the year 2023.
Addressing the function as Chief Guest, Tynsong reiterated the commitment of the Government to bring about all round development in the State right from the grassroot level. He opined that agricultural, farming and tourism activities will be given a fillip with the completion of the road.
Stating that although the land tenure system that exists in the State often poses a challenge to developmental activities, he was hopeful that with concerted efforts of the Government and land owners, a visible change will be seen in the area in the future, particularly with the coming up of the Shillong-Western Bypass project for which the survey work is completed.
The Guest of Honor, Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Metbah Lyngdoh while lauding the efforts of the PWD Department for initiating various road projects in the State, stressed on the importance of rural connectivity which will help in addressing various difficulties faced by the villagers particularly those relating to accessing timely health care services.