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PM's maiden visit to Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday
January 30, 2008 15:03 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] will arrive in Itanagar on Thursday on his two-day maiden visit to Arunachal Pradesh to lay the foundation stone for the 3,000 MW multipurpose Dibang power project.
Official sources said that the project, to be executed by National Hydro Electric Power Corporation, will be the largest in the country.
NHPC chief managing director S K Garg and senior officials, including power secretary Anil Razdan, will be present on the occasion.
The prime minister will also lay the foundation stones of the Pare power project, the new civil secretariat building, the Itanagar water supply project and the railway head between Harmutty in Assam's Lakhimpur district and the state capital.
Dr Singh will also inaugurate the Naharlagun-Nirjuli water supply project (phase II), the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan and unveil the statue of Indira Gandhi [Images] at IG Park in Itanagar, sources said.
He will also visit R K Mission Hospital and address a public meeting on Thursday evening before flying to Kibitho under Anjaw district and Lohitpur in Lohit district on Friday, where he will interact with officers and jawans on the border, sources added.
Dr Singh will be the fist prime minister to visit Arunachal Pradesh in eight years. He had cancelled his visit to the state twice in 2007.
Cultural troupes from various districts will participate in a programme being held in the honour of the prime minister, sources informed.
The state police have beefed up the security arrangements ahead of Dr Singh's visit.