Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will pay a one-day visit to Sambalpur district today to lay foundation stone and inaugurate a slew of projects. He is also scheduled to attend a Biju Yuva Samavesh in the western district.
According to reports, the Chief Minister will first go to the Nelson Mandela chhack to inaugurate the newly-constructed high-level bridge over the Mahanadi. The 1.5-km-long bridge constructed at Rs 117.72 crore will play a major role in providing direct communication to people of Chaunrpur, Goshala and Chipilima to Sambalpur in strengthening their socioeconomic conditions.
Besides, the Chief Minister will open 19 more developmental projects which have come up at a total spending of Rs 100 crore in the district and lay foundation-stone for 14 projects, which would come up at estimated cost of Rs 338 crore.
Later, the Chief Minister will address a huge gathering of Biju Yuva Vahini volunteers at the Veer Surendra Sai Stadium. Over 30,000 BYV activists from six districts-Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Angul and Bargarh-will gather at the venue, according to reports.