Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will visit to Sambalpur today to launch several welfare projects. He is also scheduled to attend a Biju Yuva Samavesh in the western district.
According to reports, the Chief Minister will first visit the Nelson Mandela Square to inaugurate the newly-constructed high-level bridge over the Mahanadi. The 1.5-km-long bridge constructed at Rs 117.72 crore will be a major boost in providing direct communication to people of Chaunrpur, Goshala and Chipilima to Sambalpur in strengthening their socioeconomic conditions.
Besides, the Patnaik will open 19 more developmental projects worth Rs 100 crore in the district and lay foundation-stone for 14 projects, which would come up at an 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 Biju Yuva Vahini activists from six districts-Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Angul and Bargarh-will attend the convention.