New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday laid the foundation stone virtually of the Rs 694 crore multi-modal logistic park at Jogighopa of Bongaigaon district in Assam highlighted that the essential steps have been taken for the infrastructure development in Assam. He added that the park will create  job opportunities in the state for the youth. The logistics park to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 694 crore will provide direct connectivity through air, road, rail and waterways to people.

The work on the first phase of the Rs 694 crore project at Jogighopa on 317-acre land will begin next month by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) and will be completed by 2023, the Road Transport, Highways and MSME Minister said.

The park will be developed under the Bharatmala Pariyojana of the central government.Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal presided over the virtual function.The virtual event was also attended by Union ministers of state Dr Jitendra Singh, Gen (Retd) VK Singh and Rameshwar Teli ,ministers from Assam, MPs, MLAs and senior officers from the Centre and the state.