As part of the “Go to Hills” mission, an initiative of the government of Manipur, state chief minister N. Biren Singh led his council of ministers and other top officials and held cabinet meeting at Kamjong district headquarters on Friday and interacted with a large gathering at Kamjong Public Ground.
He was accorded with warm welcome by the people of Kamjong and representatives of the area. The chief minister was accompanied by deputy chief minister Y Joykumar, Power Minister and government spokesperson Th Biswajit among others.
The last such hill cabinet meeting was held in Senapati headquarters on December 9, where 8 developmental projects and foundation stones for 5 projects were laid.
Speaking at the event, N Biren Singh said that the ‘Go to Hills’ Mission was introduced in Manipur for equal opportunity, achieving equal development in both the valley and the hills. He distributed PMJAY/CMHT and Old Age Pension cards and wheelchairs to selected beneficiaries.
The chief minister on Wednesday, along with Hill Areas Committee Chairman, Leishiyo Keishing, deputy commissioner Hungyo Worshang inaugurated School Fagathansi of Kamjong High School, Kamjong Forest Division Office Complex, 33/11 KV Sub-Stations of Nambashi, Nampisha and Gamnom villages, temporary office of SP, Augmentation of Water Supply at Lairam Khullen and Khongjal under Jal Jeevan Mission, Works under BADP (Model Village) at Nampisha, Rain Water Harvesting at Ramrei, Rehabilitation Houses of Chassad village, Barrack Type Quarter and Health and Wellness Centre at Phungyar PHC, One Stop Centre (Sakhi), Institutional Building and Health & Wellness Centre at PHC Kasom Khullen and Model Residential School at Kamjong under PMJVK.
He also laid the foundation stones for Ima Market at Kamjong, Bailey Bridge over Changkhong river, Bailey Bridge over Tuyungbi river on Hongbai to Kangoi road, Kambi to Nongman Road and Bailey Bridge over Maklang River on Leiting to Hangkau road, Bailey Bridge over Sandok river, Khambi to Nongman road, Steel Truss Bridge over Maklang River on Chatru Khullen to Gambal road.
In his speech, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh apologized the gathering for postponement of his December 16 visit to the district citing collision of state function but all developmental works continued despite his delay to visit Kamjong.
N. Biren Singh announced the upgradation of Kamjong Community Health Centre to a full fledged District Hospital to be funded under North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS). He also spoke of the upgradation of Kamjong High School to Higher Secondary and setting up of a college in the district.