KOKRAJHAR, NOV 24: Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Goley (Tamang) has been emphasising on strengthening communication and cooperation in between his state of Sikkim and the Bodoland Territorial Region government in the field of Tourism sector and development of small SCA industrial aspects including organic tea estates.
Goley accompanied by his two cabinet ministers – Bedu Singh Pant (Tourism minister) and Arun Upriti (Urban and Housing minister) visited Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) headquarter Kokrajhar on Tuesday.
Goley arrived at the Central Institute of Technology (CIT) Guest House where he was accorded a warm welcome and was felicitated by the Bodoland Territorial Region chief executive member Pramod Boro and deputy CEM Gabinda Chandra Basumatary with the traditional Aronai and a bouquet.
The chief minister was in Guwahati on Monday and was supposed to leave for Siliguri, but due to poor weather conditions, he travelled by road and halted in Kokrajhar for a little bit of rest.
Talking to the reporters before leaving Sikkim, Goley said that this was his second visit to Bodoland Territorial Region headquarter Kokrajhar within a few four months. He said his government had a good relationship with Assam and the Bodoland Territorial Region government. Thanking the BTR chief executive member for the hospitality, he invited the Bodoland Territorial Region government to his state to carry forward the good relationship in the days to come.
He informed that he met BTR CEM Pramod Boro, deputy CEM Basumatary and talked about the various developmental aspects to be initiated in near future like uplift of tourism and organic tea estate sectors.
He said that the citizens must come forward to extend support to the organic tea estates in Bodoland belts in days to come.
BTR CEM Pramod Boro said that the BTR administration is fortunate enough to welcome Sikkim chief minister Goley who has visited Kokrajhar for the second time within a few months.
Boro informed that an official delegation from the Bodoland Territorial Region government would be visiting Sikkim within a few months to witness and learn about the developmental schemes carried out by the Sikkim government.