Shri Sarbananda Sonowal to inaugurate projects worth Rs.254 crore at Pandu Port, Guwahati tomorrow

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In a significant push towards revitalizing the Inland Water Transport (IWT) sector and bolstering connectivity in the North Eastern Region, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal will inaugurate pivotal projects of more than Rs. 254 crore at Pandu Port, Guwahati tomorrow.

Shri Sonowal will inaugurate Passenger-cum-Cargo Terminal at Bogibeel worth Rs. 46.60 crore, Inland Water Transport Terminal at Sonamura worth Rs. 6.91 crore, upgraded Terminal at Karimganj and Badarpur worth Rs. 6.40 crore. During the event he will also announce six Jetties at various locations on River Brahmaputra worth Rs. 8.45 crore, 19 passenger vessels for National Waterway-2 and National Waterway-16 worth Rs. 25 crore, and Extension of Jetty, Integrated Office and Bank Protection worth Rs. 30 crore.  These infrastructural developments are poised to significantly augment connectivity within the Northeast, facilitating smoother movement of both passengers and cargo.

In addition to these inaugurations, the foundation stone for the IWAI Dhubri Office Complex worth Rs. 7.50 crore for Immigration and Customs is set to be laid, underscoring the government’s commitment to streamlining administrative processes and infrastructure development in the region.

The event will be attended by Smt. Queen Oja, Member of Parliament, Guwahati, Shri Parimal Suklabaidya, Minister of Transport, Fisheries & Excise, Government of Assam, Shri Siddhartha Bhattacharya, MLA, Gauhati East, Shri Ramendra Narayan Kalita, MLA, Guwahati West, Shri Atul Bora, MLA, Dispur. The other dignitaries will join and witness the inauguration virtually. Shri Rameswar Teli, Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Labour & Employment, Shri Prasanta Phukan, MLA, Dibrugarh, Shri Chakradhar Gogoi, MLA, Moran, Shri Ponakan Baruah, MLA, Chabua will join virtuallly from Dibrugarh.



Source PIB