Guwahati, Apr 17 : Having received a Rs 1,000 crore development grant from the Central Government, the Government of Arunachal Pradesh has announced plans for using it to put world-class infrastructure in place.
"Projects of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's package will begin in six months to one year's time and the state will have world-class infrastructure in five to 10 years, primarily in the road and air communication sectors." Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) J.J. Singh told reporters here on Thursday.
Singh also said two greenfield airports would be built at Itanagar and in Tawang District respectively.
It has also been proposed that world-class roads would be built to link the state's 14 districts and an 18,000-km two-lane highway between Tawang and Tirap, apart from the proposed rail link to Itanagar. The Guwahati-Itanagar Highway would be converted into a four-lane highway, Singh said
He further added that the state would play a key role in bridging distances between Asian countries.