Tawang, May 17 (UNI) Union Minister of State for Defence (Production) Rao Inderjit Singh has asserted that he would take up initiatives for the development of telecommunication, road transport and air connectivity in Tawang district for the benefit of troops staying here far away from their families.
Official sources said here today that the Union Minister, who arrived here yesterday as part of his three-day maiden visit to Arunachal Pradesh, while interacting with the Deputy Commissioner and other heads of departments, stressed on infrastructure development for overall improvement of the district.
He further emphasised on relaxation and ease on norms of Restricted Area Permit (RAP) for attracting more foreign tourists to enjoy ecstatic scenic beauty of Tawang and stressed on clean, safe and eco-friendly environment to boost tourism sector.
Mr Singh also appreciated the camaraderie and harmony existing between the Army and civil administration in Tawang district and exhorted for upholding the spirit forever.
Earlier, the Union Minister visited the War Memorial and attended the wreath-laying ceremony just after his arrival at the helipad where he had been received by Arunachal Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and other senior Army officers.
He also interacted with Brigadier Ashok Amrey of the 190 Mountain Brigade where the Brigadier briefed the visiting dignitary about various aspects of Tawang sector under his command and also about various pros and cons pertaining to the district bordering China.
The minister is likely to visit the famous Tawang Monastery today before leaving from here, the sources added.
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