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Odisha Chief Secretary and 5-T Secretary along with the senior officials visited Kalahandi

Kalahandi: 31/7/21:Chief Secretary of Odisha  Suresh Mohapatra and 5-T Secretary VK Pandian along with the senior officials visited Kalahandi today and reviewed the progress of major developmental projects In the district.

As per the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the top officials visited the district and reviewed the preparation of a possible 3rd wave.

The team also reviewed various developmental projects in the district with focus on healthcare, irrigation, and education.

After landing at Utkela Airstrip, Chief Secretary reviewed the present status and ongoing development of Utkela Airstrip. Sources said commercial operation of flights from Bhawanipatna to Bhubaneswar and Raipur are expected to start at the airport soon.

The team then visited the construction site of a new medical college and 650-bed teaching hospital in Bhawanipatna. The medical college is targeted to be completed by December 2021.

On this occasion, the district Collector briefed the team regarding COVID-19 situation and preparation for COVID third wave.

Besides, the 5T Secretary reviewed projects like Kesinga- Bolangir 220 KV line, impact of the newly-inaugurated mega irrigation project on Indravati river, Sandul Irrigation project in M Rampur and other mega lift irrigation projects, and new bus stand project at Bhawanipatna in the district.

As part of the High School Transformation programme under 5T initiative, 26 High schools have been taken up with active participation of the SMDC members, alumni, teachers, and students in the district of Kalahandi.

The team visited Town High School and BM High School at Bhawanipatna and interacted with the teachers, alumni, and students.

They visited smart classrooms, science labs, e-library, and toilets and expressed satisfaction over the present status of work and advised for proper maintenance, as per the sources.MD NHM Shalini Pandit, Special Secretary to CM Vineel Krishna, Collector Kalahandi Dr. Gavali Parag Harshad, SP Kalahandi Dr Sarvana Vivek M, PD, DRDA Somesh Upadhayay and District Level Officials were present during the visit.

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