“With the blessings of Hon’ble PM, Assam is undertaking the biggest ever effort to build schools in the state. 4,000 state-of-the-art schools will be constructed by 2028, i.e. adding 2 new schools every day for the next 5 years. Chaired a meeting today to review the progress,” said CM Sarma in a post on social media platform X.
The review meeting chaired by the Chief Minister was attended by Education Minister Ranoj Pegu, registered contractors, empanelled architects and engineers of the PWD. The meeting was held to review the construction work of 126 new secondary schools in the state through the EPC(Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) mode of contract.
Minister Pegu said that these 4,000 schools would be constructed through EPC mode of contract.
“The EPC mode of contract has been adopted to expeditiously construct about 4000 secondary schools in a phased manner,” he posted on X.
Of late a lot of steps have been taken by the Assam government to develop the state and also build state-of-the-art facility. Recently, CM Himanta Biswa inaugurated a new block at the Assam Secretariat in Dispur here.
Chief Minister Sarma said that since the office will look into the issues of the people, it has been named ‘Lok Sewa Bhawan’.
The new block named the ‘I’ block has been dedicated to catering to the services of the people. The Bhawan will serve as the new operational base for both the Chief Minister’s office and the Chief Secretary’s office.
The Assam CM took to ‘X’ and posted, “With the blessings of the people, Assam gets a dedicated Chief Minister’s Secretariat which will be known as the Lok Sewa Bhawan.”
After the inauguration ceremony, Sarma addressed the media and said, “Today, a new block named ‘I’ block was inaugurated at the Assam Secretariat. The construction work for another block is underway. It will probably be completed within a few months. The newly constructed building will house the Chief Minister’s Office and Chief Secretary’s Office.”
“We will try to give a new shape to the Assam Secretariat within the next 5-10 years. Since the Assam Secretariat looks after the welfare issues of the people, the building has been named Lok Sewa Bhawan,”