Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated five different projects apart from laying the foundation stone for 46 others under different departments in a function held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat Complex in Imphal on Friday. The total estimated cost of these projects was Rs. 180 crores.
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 District, Infrastructure of newly opened Sangaithel Police Outpost, Imphal West 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 of the Minority Affairs Department, 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.
The projects which were inaugurated by the Chief Minister are Transit Accommodation for doctors and teachers at Singhat, 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.
Speaking at the occasion, N. Biren Singh said that the State Government is giving priority to development of hill areas because hill districts are less developed as compared with valley districts. Stating that various developmental projects are being taken up in different parts of hill districts, the Chief Minister expressed hope that people would be able to see a landscape change in hill districts when these projects are completed.
N. Biren Singh then informed that transit accommodations for doctors, nurses and teachers are being constructed at 19 different places i.e. Churanchadpur, Singhat, 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 that accommodations at Churachandpur, Singhat and Borobekara have been inaugurated on Friday while works at the remaining places would be completed by December this year. There would be no problem for accommodation for the doctors, nurses and teachers posted in these areas once these accommodations are ready, he added.
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, heliports would be constructed at Tamenglong, Thanlon, Parbung, Moreh and Jiribam. Nowadays, the Chief Minister said that 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 also said.
Regarding Henglep Road, the Chief Minister clarified that the project halted midway after a good progress at initial stages because of a complaint letter 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 politicalized by anybody.
CAF and 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.