Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of Multi Modal Logistics Park under Bharatmala Project at Jogighopa in Bongaigaon district through video conference.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister Rameswar Teli, Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary and Minister Phani Bhushan Choudhury were present at the construction site of the project on the occasion.
Gadkari said that the project once completed would generate around 20 lakh direct and indirect employment. He informed that the project to be implemented with a cost of Rs 1171 crore in two phases is proposed to be completed within 2023.
He said that his Ministry has allocated around Rs 80,000 crore for roads infrastructure development in Assam and informed that construction of Rs 5000 crore Dhubri-Phulbari Bridge would start in next 2-3 months. He further said that the road from Guwahati to Jogighopa would also be upgraded to four lane.
Sonowal said that the Multi Modal Logistics Park would revive trade links of erstwhile river port of Dhubri connecting it upto Chittagong port of Bangladesh and significantly boost domestic and international trade.