Arunachal Pradesh minister inaugurates public-funded road in Changlang



Arunachal Pradesh's Urban Affairs Minister Kamlung Mossang inaugurated a 1.55 km public-funded road connecting Chophelling Tibetan Settlement with Miao Township in Changlang district on Wednesday.

The road was named after Pema Kunga, a major sponsor for the road project.

Kunga presently stays in Toronto, Canada and previously resided in Chophelling Tibetan Settlement.

According to Arunachal Times, Kunga protested against the Chinese oppression by covering a distance of 400 km in just eight days from Ottowa to Toronto, in August 2020.

Through the marathon protest, he demanded the safe return of His Holiness The Dalai Lama to Tibet, support reciprocal access to Tibet and support a motion for Sino – Tibet dialogue.

Meanwhile, Mossang appreciated the Tibetan settlers for smoothly executing such a significant road project.

“This is the first of its kind where a road has been successfully constructed on public donations,” Mossang said.

He assured assistance for the road's maintenance.

The road is said to have been constructed at the cost of Rs 24 lakh.

(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)