"Today we gather here to celebrate a significant mile-stone in the history of Mizoram, the completion and dedication of the 60 Mega-Watt Tuirial hydropower project".
With this, Mizoram becomes the third power sufficient State in the Northeastern region, after Sikkim and Tripura, he said, adding that the Central Government would aim to make Mizoram a major power exporter by tapping its power potential. The two states are scheduled for assembly polls in the next 12-months.
Noteworthy that neither the Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma, nor any other Cabinet Minister from the State was present during the programme in which the Prime Minister dedicated the road project to the nation.
Travel time will be significantly reduced.
"Our motto is 'Transformation by transportation and overall development in the NE region is one of our top priorities".
Stating that the Union Government wants to make Meghalaya a top tourist destination, Modi pointed out that the Central Government had sanctioned around Rs 100 crores for development of tourism destinations in Meghalaya. "The BJP's agenda is development, speedy development and all-round development of the state", Modi said.
"Last year, I inaugurated the northeastern council meeting in Shillong", PM Modi added. So, the people don't have to come to Delhi for the redressal of their grievances.
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PM talking about the Prime Minister's visit to the Northeast Region also said, "After Morarji Desai, if any Prime Minister took part in a meeting of North-eastern council, it was me".
The Prime Minister further added that the Centre had approved Rs 32000 crore for 4000 kilometers of National Highways across the North-East.
Development of Northeast our top Priority; We see enormous potential in the Northeast and are committed to doing everything for the region's overall progress.
Modi said the hydel project that would generate 250 million units of power per year will boost the socio-economic development of the State. Our initiative - the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) at your doorstep has added impetus to the development of the Northeast.
Modi also talked about the 15 new rail projects that the Centre is executing in the North East.
"In the spirit of "Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas", every Indian - irrespective of caste, gender, religion, and class -must have equal opportunities to partake in the new prosperity", he added.