‘Pre-fabricated facility to be constructed on govt land’

SHILLONG, Oct 3: The Tourism department, on Saturday clarified that a new sanction has been issued for construction of Facilitation Centre (Entry Point) at Umling, Ri-Bhoi district on September, 29 instead of the old one.

“This pre-fabricated facility is being constructed on the Government land belonging to the Transport department which is already levelled and is ready for construction of the super structure,” the Tourism department.

The Commissioner and Secretary informed that the new proposal was required, given the need to integrate COVID-19 screening and testing facility along with the Facilitation Centre (Entry Point).

The department stated that the construction of this Facilitation Centre (Entry Point) on the new land is expected to be finished by the end of November 2020 and the Facilitation Centre (Entry Point) is expected to be operational by December 2020.

“The previous sanction for the Facilitation Centre (Entry Point) was withdrawn because significant time and cost would have been needed for land development and construction in the earlier identified land,” the Commissioner and Secretary said.