Guwahati: The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal informed about the union government’s plan to set up a modern floating jetty in Assam’s Biswanath Ghat soon.
This will create a smooth platform to transport both cargo & passengers via waterways which in turn will transform the local economy, said the Union Waterways Minister.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal said, “It gives me immense pleasure to share this news with you that the Union Government has drawn up plans to set up a modern floating jetty at the historic Biswanath Ghat. Once functional, this jetty will act as a catalyst of change and realisation of the vision of PM Narendra Modi about Transformation via Transportation. The rich history of the Biswanath Ghat – as a confluence of spiritual, economic & social point of importance – will get a further boost”.
“The new jetty will be instrumental for smooth passage of passengers to commute as well as for the local economy to flourish as the farmers & traders will be able to transport and export our fantastic produce to the world market via waterways. Under the visionary leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the Act East Policy has worked wonders for the economic revival of the region in the global trade map. By re-energising our traditional routes of trade via river Brahmaputra, we have a tremendous opportunity to regain our glory as an important hub of trade in this part of the world,” Sonowal stated.
The Senior BJP leader also attended two party meetings at Biswanath and Tezpur on Saturday where he interacted with the party workers. As the first person from the Northeast region to be representing at the apex Parliamentary Board as well as the Central Election Committee, Sarbananda Sonowal was accorded a warm welcome by the party leaders and workers.
Sonowal expressed happiness at the heartfelt gesture by the party workers. After interacting with the party workers about the work done to strengthen the organisation, Sonowal called upon the party workers to commit to the cause of nation building with complete dedication.