Sonowal lays foundation for Rs 100 crore 200 TPD formalin plant

GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of Rs 200 crore TPD Formalin plant at Boitamari in Bongaigaon district at a function held at Boitamari.

The project will be built on a sprawling 163 bigha of land and the construction will be completed within a time frame of 24 months. Besides Government of Assam, Assam Gas Company, and Oil India Limited are the stake holders of the project.

Set up in 1971, Assam Petrochemicals Limited has been engaged in the production of Methyl and Formalin since 1976. For the capacity augmentation of Assam Petrochemicals Limited, work for a project for producing 500 ton methyl every day has been going on in full swing in Namrup.

On the other hand, for managing commercial production of formalin plant the foundation of which has been laid at Boitamari on Monday, a marketing terminal worth Rs. 15 crore will be built.

Stating that State government is committed to the promotion of education in the state, Sonowal said that to facilitate equal development of all the 33 districts of the state, his government has decided to set up six new medical colleges, nine engineering colleges, 30 polytechnic institutes and skill development centres in 240 development blocks of the state. Moreover, in association with Singapore Government a Skill University will be set up in Mangaldoi.


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