Guwahati, April 02: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma called on Union Minister (Independent Charge) of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh on April 02.
In the meeting, Dr Jitendra Singh told Sangma that the immediate priority should be the upgradation of the Airport at Shillong. Singh said that it is an irony that Shillong, though being the original capital of Assam, still does not have a full-fledged upgraded airport.
Singh also disclosed that the work of extending the length of the air-strip has already been funded by the Ministry of DoNER but the overall upgradation of the airport would require an active involvement of the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Singh stated the the tourism potential of Meghalaya has remained under explored and stressed on the importance of ‘Home Tourism‘ in the state.
Conrad Sangma told Dr Jitendra Singh he will revert back to him soon and hold a detailed meeting along with the Chief Secretary and other senior officers of the state government to put forward other proposals for development projects. He said that as Chief Minister, his priority will be to concentrate and promote the three sectors of tourism, education and healthcare.