MoPSW Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launches Multiple Development Projects in Assam

The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) and Ayush – Sarbananda Sonowal launched multiple projects for the development of the Bogibeel region near Dibrugarh in Assam. Sonowal has also laid the foundation stones for the construction of two floating jetties at Bogibeel and Guijan, and made the inauguration of the ‘Bogibeel Riverfront Passenger Jetty’.

  • Bogibeel Riverfront Passenger Jetty is Built on the Brahmaputra (NW-2).
  • It will facilitate cargo and passenger movement, boost tourism activities, generate jobs and give an impetus to the economic growth of the region.
  • The two floating jetties at Bogibeel in Dibrugarh district and Guijan in Tinsukia district are being built by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) over the National Waterways – 2 (NW-2), popularly known as River Brahmaputra.
  • The estimated cost of the project will be Rs. 2.5 crores.
  • India’s longest river cruise service will be operation in early next year between Varanasi and Bogibeel and will travel a distance of more than 4,000 km via Ganga, IBPR and Brahmaputra.

Union Minister wrote on his twitter handle –

  • “A milestone moment in economic development of Dibrugarh & adjoining regions of #NorthEast. Glad to inaugurate the Riverfront Passenger Jetty at Bogibeel and unveil the foundation stone for construction of Floating Jetties at Bogibeel & Guijan with Union MoS Shri @Rameswar_Teli.”
  • “Built on the Brahmaputra (NW-2) as a joint effort of the @IWAI_ShipMin, @RailMinIndia and Govt of Assam, the infra additions will facilitate cargo and passenger movement, boost tourism activities, generate jobs and give an impetus to economic growth of the region.”

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