Shillong, July 21, 2021(MMP) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today 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. Sangma commend the team that is constantly monitoring the project. They are confident to meet the set target of completion by December 2021”.
He 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.
Visit to Babadam PHC
Later in the day, the Chief Minister visited the Bakdil run Babadam PHC and interacted with the medical staff and lauded them for their ceaseless efforts to provide health-care to the people of the region. He termed Babadam PHC as an exemplary story of ‘transformation’. Previously, the PHC was short staffed, suffered power outages and water shortage which affected its functioning and performance. Today, the PHC is considered one of the best, supporting over 47 villages in the area.
The PHC is a successful PPP model undertaken by BAKDIL. Concerted efforts by the PHC have resulted in the reduction of malaria infection, increase in institutional deliveries by 90% & 100% immunisation for children in the block. The Chief Minster assured the assistance of the Government to further improve the functioning of the PHC. The Chief Minister also assured to look into the demand of the PHC for the funds for boundary wall and the construction of a meeting hall. North Tura MLA who accompanied the Chief Minister during his visit informed that the PHC will soon be getting a new ambulance to better serve the people of the area.
Inspection of the Tribal Research Institute
The Chief Minister inspected the ongoing construction work of the upcoming Tribal Research Institute at Chidekgre near Babadam. The project is funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India to the tune of 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.