Ladakh area to witness a revolutionary development: Dorjey

Excelsior Correspondent

LEH, May 27: On the second day of his tour to Khaltse Sub-division, J&K Minister for Cooperative and Ladakh Affairs Chering Dorjey Lakrook visited Dha, Bema, Hanu, Achinathang, Lehdo, and Skyurbuchan villages today to take stock of the progress of on-going major projects and to address the grievances of the villagers of this part of the region.
Dorjey inspected the launching work of motorable bridge at Lehdo on Indus river which is expected to be functional by mid-August. The bridge is being built at a cost of Rs. 4 crores.
Dorjey also visited the on-going work on the 9 Mega Watt hydal project of Dha coming up at the cost of Rs. 79 crores and also inspected the progress of  9 Mega Watt hydal project of Hanu being built at a cost of Rs. 84 crores. Minister was told that both these projects are on completion stage and expected to run on trial basis in the month of October/November this year.
At Dha, villagers demanded for Govt’s interference in shifting of army settlement from the 91 kanals Kakani-thang command area where the water channel has been constructed with only purpose to developed  the land for agricultural and horticulture; opening a Labour Office to look into the matters of potters to Batalik and nearby sectors; early completion of on-going work on road and bridge for Baldes hamlet; up gradation of high school Bema to higher secondary school; creation of posts of editor and assistant editor at J&K Cultural Academy to carry out research work on the history, ethnicity and the distinct culture  of Brokpa community; reservation of a seat in the LAHDC  for a member of Brokpa community to protect the unique identity and distinct culture; and also requested to sanction a project for preservation of ancient rock-art found in and around Dha-Hanu areas. Dorjey also inspected the on-going work on building of dak-bunglow being built at a cost of Rs. 1.29 crores at Bema.
At Hanu, villagers requested for release the remaining funds of the sanctioned Rs. 5 crores for model village Hanu in order to fully develop the village in terms of a model village.
At all the places, the Councilor Stanzin Phuntsog highlighted the detail of various developmental works carried out during the current Council and also presented future demands. He sought Minister’s intervention as well as supports in achieving some specific works.
At the last leg of his two day’s tour, the Minister inspected the progress of  Khachey-thang bridge at Skyurbuchan which is coming up at a cost of Rs. 1.75 crores. He told the executing agency to complete the work on time.


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