Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday attended the inaugaral ceremony of the 2-lane RCC bridge which will connect the Socio-Literary Cultural Complex, Bodo Sahitya Sabha and National Highway 37.
The project is part of World Bank-aided Assam State Roads Project, PWRD, Assam. Rajya Sabha MP and firebrand Bodo People's Front (BPF) leader Biswajit Daimary was also present during the ceremony.
Himanta Biswa Sarma also posted about the ceremony on his official Twitter handle and also posted some photographs from the event.
It is to be mentioned that the Assam State Roads Project is an Externally Aided Project (EAP) implemented for by the Public Works Roads Department (PWRD) through the Assam State Road Board (ASRB) for improvement of State Highways (SH) and Major District Roads (MDR) in the State. The total project cost is US$ 400 million.
It includes US$ 320 loan assistance from the World Bank through the Govt. of India and US$ 80 million Government of Assam State share.
The project development objective is to support the Government of Assam to develop an effective, sustainable, and safe state road network to facilitate integration of Assam’s economy with rest of India.
The loan and project agreement was signed on November 5, 2012 and the loan became effective from January 25, 2013.
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