Conrad reviews construction of PA Sangma Sports Complex and Tribal Research Institute

Conrad reviews construction of PA Sangma Sports Complex and Tribal Research Institute

Shillong, Jul 21: Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday reviewed the progress of P.A. Sangma Integrated Sports Complex at Tura.

The stadium once completed, will have a 10,000 seating capacity with state of art facilities, gym, swimming pool, lounge, cafeteria.

Expressing his satisfaction with the progress of the work today the Chief Minster said, “Very satisfied with the progress so far. I commend the team that is constantly monitoring the project. We are confident to meet the set target of completion by December 2021”.

The Chief Minster also informed that the stadium is a ‘structural steel column’ base structure which is the first of its kind in the North East.

He further added that the stadium will be one of the best football stadiums not only in the North-East but the entire eastern region.

It may be mentioned that the project investment is Rs. 125 Crore and is partly funded by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, government of India.

The Chief Mnister also visited Dachimagre village at Rongkhon, North Tura today to inaugurate the Hatchery Unit of the Jakkindil Organisation Committee, an organisation of eight Self Help Groups. The Chief Minister informed that through this Hatchery Unit the women-led SHG have not only provided means of livelihood for the members of the organisation but also have set an example for other women.

“We have come here today to provide the Organisation with the necessary technical, management and execution support to run the unit and expand it,” Sangma said.

He also informed that the government under NRLM and other programmes have identified 30,000 SHGs which will be assisted by the government to a tune of 200 crores either by direct funding or through financial institutions. The Chief Minister also urged the mothers and womenfolk to take benefit of schemes through their SHGs.

Meanwhile, Sangma also inspected the ongoing construction work of the upcoming Tribal Research Institute (TRI) at Chidekgre near Babadam.

The project is funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India to the tune of Rs. 41 crores. The Chief Minister stated that TRI was a vision of his late father, former Lok Sabha Speaker, P. A. Sangma whose dream was to preserve the indigenous identity and heritage of the North-Eastern region. The iconic Tribal Research Institute plans to facilitate research on all North-East tribes and its culture. Once completed plans are being made to host the North-East Tribal Festival at the site.