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PM to lay foundation of several Assam projects on April 28

Guwahati, April 27 (UNI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Assam on Thursday to inaugurate several cancer hospitals and lay the foundation stone for a slew of other projects.

The Prime Minister will address a rally at Diphu in Karbi Anglong district around 11 am. He will then lay the foundation stone of Veterinary College (Diphu), Degree College (West Karbi Anglong) and Agricultural College (Kolonga, West Karbi Anglong), as part of an around Rs 500 crore project.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for more than 2,950 Amrit Sarovar projects. The state will develop these Amrit Sarovars at a cumulative cost of around Rs 1,150 crore. In the evening, Modi will attend a public function in Dibrugarh district, where he will dedicate six more cancer hospitals to the nation and lay the foundation stone for seven new cancer hospitals.

The seven new cancer hospitals are slated to come up at Dhubri, Nalbari, Goalpara, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Golaghat under phase 2 of the project. Notably, the Assam government has declared a state holiday in both districts for April 28.

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