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‘Arunachal will be open defecation free by 2018’

Itanagar: Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) and Water Supply Minister Bamang Felix said that our government’s vision is to provide treated drinking water for all by 2020 and make Arunachal Pradesh an open defecation free state by 2018.
Felix this was said while addressing the first coordination meeting of the department officers after assuming the charge of minister PHED here on Tuesday.
If the things work out as per the vision plan, Arunachal would be second after Sikkim to complete the project before time set by GoI i.e. 2021 for drinking water and 2019 for open defacation free state, he said.
While observing that PHED is not just an executing department only dealing with constructions, Felix asserted that this is an important social sector department mandated with one of the most important task of providing potable drinking water.
“It is a vista of providing better and dignified living for our people. The public, health and water- PHED & WS are three corner stone’s of this department. The responsibility therefore is very large”, Felix said.
On reviewing the work of the department, the minister appreciated the officers and staffs for the good work. He however called for translating this very good into excellent. (UNI)

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