Imphal, September 18-2020: Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated five different projects apart from laying the foundation stone for 46 others under different departments at a function held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat complex today.
The total estimated cost of these projects is Rs 180 crore.
Speaking at the occasion, N Biren said that the State Government is giving priority to development of hill areas because hill districts are less developed as compared to valley districts.
Stating that various developmental projects are being taken up in different parts of the hill districts, the Chief Minister expressed hope that people would be able to see big changes in hill districts when these projects are completed.
Biren informed that transit accommodations for doctors, nurses and teachers are being constructed at 19 different places ie Churachandpur, Singngat, Borobekara, Jiribam, Tamenglong, Tamei, Noney, Kangpokpi, Senapati, Mao, Paomata, Saikul, Jessami, Ukhrul, Kamjong, Chandel, Chakpikarong, Moreh and Tousem.
Out of these, the Chief Minister said, accommodations at Churachandpur, Singngat and Borobekara have been inaugurated today while works at the remaining places would be completed by December this year.
There would be no problem for accommodation of doctors, nurses and teachers posted in these areas once these accommodations are ready, he said.
In order to provide air connectivity to interior areas of Manipur like Thanlon (207 km), Parbung (310 km) etc at an affordable price and to boost air tourism, helipads would be constructed at Tamenglong, Thanlon, Parbung, Moreh and Jiribam.
Nowadays, the Chief Minister said, it is encouraging to see that there is less disturbance in taking up developmental projects in hill areas.
It is because of people’s faith and support to the present Government, he said.
Regarding Henglep road, the Chief Minister clarified that the project halted midway after a good progress at the initial stage because of a complaint from an ex-MLA to the North Eastern Council.
However, works for this project would begin soon, he said while observing that development works should never be politicised by anybody.
CAF&PD Minister Karam Shyam, Agriculture Minister V Hangkhanlian, MLAs and high ranking officials of the State Government also attended the function organized by the Manipur Police Housing Corporation Ltd.
The projects, which were inaugurated by the Chief Minister were Transit Accommodation for doctors and teachers at Singngat, Churachandpur headquarters and Borobekra (Jiribam), 100 SM two-storeyed barrack with toilet facility at Manipur Police Training College, Pangei and Model Police Station at Porompat.
The projects, for which foundation stones were laid, were heliports at Jiribam, Tamenglong, Moreh, Thanlon and Parbung under Transport Department, 12 storage warehouses in Imphal East, Imphal West, CEO Office Lamphelpat, DC Offices at Ukhrul, Tamenglong, Chandel, Senapati, Kangpokpi, Thoubal, Bishnupur, Churachandpur and Jiribam under Election Department, 17 transit hostels for doctors/teacher/nurses and district level Officers at different locations of Tamenglong and Noney districts and hostels and quarters for students and teachers at two Higher Secondary Schools at Tamei and Tamenglong under Hill Area Development Programme, 1000-capacity convention centre with training hall at Tamenglong headquarters and 284-vendor capacity new women’s market complex at Tamenglong headquarters under Planning Department, office buildings of Manipur Police Housing Corporation Ltd, Police Museum at 1st MR, City Police Station, Traffic Police Station, 40 SM barrack at Commando Complex, Imphal West, infrastructure of newly opened Sangaithel Police Outpost, and Infrastructure of District Police Head Quarters at newly created Kakching and Tengnoupal districts, girls’ hostel at Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU) Campus, Makhan under PMJVK, sheds for hardware/electronics assembling at IT SEZ campus, Mantripukhri under Central Sector Scheme of IT Development, Nongpok Thong (bridge) of Kangla over Imphal River under Imphal Smart City Limited (ISCL) and development of heritage village at Yangkhullen, Senapati District under NEC 2017-18 .