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Apang to formally inaugurate Anjaw district on Feb 14

Written by: Staff

Itanagar, Feb 12 (UNI) Chief Minister Gegong Apang will inuagurate the newly established headquaters of Anjaw district Hawai on February 14.

Picturesque Hawai, located along the Indo-Tibetan border, wears a new look for its formal inauguration here.

The programme coincides with Tamla-Du, the most important agricultural festival of local inhabitants, the Mishmis.

Despite being one of the oldest administrative centres set up in the early 50's, at an altitude of 1,258 meters, Hawai remained mostly inaccessible till a few years ago. It came under the spotlight after the state government crated the 16th district in December 2003 bifurcating Lohit district.

Covering Hawai, Hayuliang, Kibithoo, Wallong, Chaglagam, Goiliang, Manchal circles and Tiding area in 287 villages, Anjaw has a total population of 18,441 as per 2001 census. Hawai, located on the left bank of Lohit River, is eight km from Changwinty bridge point from the National Highway 52.

Indian and Chinese Armies opened a border post meeting point in November last year at Kibithoo, the third along the MacMohan line, just before the visit of the Chinese President to India. Kibithoo has drawn the attention of New Delhi mandarins for its potentials of becoming a window to South East Asian nations as it has direct road link with Tinsukia in Assam, following the completion of Parsuram Bridge across Lohit to be formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh next week.

Dong, under Wallong circle, draws scientists from all over Indian to the spot to welcome the new millennium.

The chief minister will launch the urban road network for improving the connectivity and inaugurate the 2 x 250 kw Matinallah mini hydropower project at Changwinty to improve the power scenario of the remote border district.

The power project would be inaugurated with the help of a remote control from Hawai, 8 km off the spot, informed deputy commissioner P S Lokhande.

Moreover, Mr Apang would also lay the foundation stones of offices of Anjaw deputy commissioner, executive engineer of public health engineering and water supply and executive engineer of water resources development during the day.

State Finance Minister Kalikho Pul, who is the local representative informed that traditional houses have been built in natural surroundings to accommodate the guests and make them feel the nature.

The traditional troupes would showcase the rich cultural heritage of the local denizens, while local cuisines would be the special attraction to make the event memorable for the visitors, he added.


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