Shilong, April 4, 2022: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Monday laid foundation for two prestigious development initiative in Tura, the district headquarters of West Garo Hills – Skill Park and Youth Centre and Track and Field Stadium.
The Skill Park and Youth Centre is being built at an estimated cost of Rs. 24 cr, while Track and Field Stadium at a cost of Rs. 16 cr. Both the infrastructure is dedicated for activities related to sports, entrepreneurship, development of youth in the fields of sports, athletics, art and culture.
Laying the foundation for the projects, the Chief Minister said that Government of Meghalaya has accorded thrust to build iconic structures in the State and Tura being an important town of Garo Hills, various infrastructure projects are being implemented in right earnest – town beautification project, smart town project, internal roads within Tura town, PA Sangma Integrated Sports complex, amongst others.
He remined that the roads within Tura town have remained without any repairs or renovation for years. But the government has taken the responsibility to ensure that Tura gets necessary repairs and renovation for the overall benefit of the citizen. He added that all the projects are aimed to ensure that the town becomes modern with amenities and facilities.
Stating that Tura remained neglected for years, he said that Government through implementation of various projects has envisaged to facelift the town. “Government is the last two years have faced challenges due to Covid-19 pandemic, but it never dithered our spirit. As a Government through synergistic effort we have ensured development and welfare activities were implemented,” he added.
He informed the gathering that the P.A. Sangma Integrated Sports Complex will have a modern football ground, which is expected to be one of the best football stadiums in the Northeast. He said that the project amounting to Rs. 128 cr on completion will also be ready to host national events like the Indian Super League (ISL) matches.
“We have conceptualised a modern design and technology to come up with the construction of the football ground that will soon become the pride of Meghalaya,” he added, while informing that by June-July next, the ground will be ready.
During the programme, he also handed over M-Tab, digital learning tablets to the students of different schools from Tura and also handed over cheques amounting to Rs. 28 lakh for 50 Producers Groups under FOCUS programme of the Government.