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Stage set for Manmohan Singh’s day long visit to Guwahati


Assam is fully prepared to welcome prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh who is on a visit to Guwahati on Friday.


Dr Singh is set to land at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at 10-30 in the morning on Wednesday. He would straightly leave for the Nehru stadium by a helicopter. Then he would attend a function at the B Barooah Cancer Institute.


The Prime Minister will inaugurate the physical facility of the state-of-the-art Linear Accelerator with Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and SRS/SRT, commissioned with grants-in-aid from NEC and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).


During the visit, Dr. Manmohan Singh will also be briefed about the Revitalization Project Phase-IV (RPP-IV) for up-gradation of Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute to a centre of excellence at a total cost of Rs.197.49 crores.


Then he would leave for the platinum jubilee function of the Assam in Dispur at 12 noon. After completing this function he would be back to New Delhi at 4 in the afternoon.


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