24 high schools in Odisha’s Balangir soon to undergo transformation under 5T

Bhubaneswar: On the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, a high-level team today visited Balangir district to review various developmental projects and directed officials concerned for early completion of the projects.

The team comprising Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Water Resources Department Principal Secretary Anu Garg, 5T Secretary VK Pandian and NHM Mission Director Shalini Pandit visited Deogaon Panchayat Samiti High School, PP Academy in Balangir and inspected various school up-gradation projects.

During interaction with students, teachers and alumni, it was revealed that as many as 24 high schools in Balangir district have been taken up under School Transformation Programme of 5T Initiative and will soon have modern facilities such as smart class room, science laboratory, e- library and other upgraded facilities.

While visiting Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital, the team asked officers concerned to ensure quality of work in all  projects of the hospital. It reviewed the progress of construction of Liquid Medical Oxygen Plant and PSA Plant.

The team also took stock of COVID-19 situation and the district administration’s preparedness to tackle the possible third wave. It also visited the construction site of 650-bed Teaching Hospital of BBMC & H, Balangir and asked the officials to complete the project on time.

Among other projects, the team visited Lower Suktel Irrigation Project site and reviewed progress of construction of dam and spillway. They directed authorities concerned to complete the work for spillway by June 2022.

Besides, the team reviewed the progress of science park and planetarium, new bus terminal, SDH & MCH, Patnagarh, SDH & MCH, Titilagarh, Balangir By-pass, Maharani Sagar Tank and various drinking water, electricity and other Irrigation projects of the district.

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