Imphal: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Friday inspected the progress of work related to the construction of the new civil secretariat complex coming up at the Mantripukhri area of Imphal.
Speaking to media persons, Singh said that there were some disputes between the concerned department and contractors, which led to the delay in construction. However, the issue has now been settled, he added.
Stating that extra labourers have been hired to complete the project, the CM mentioned that the government is planning to inaugurate the civil secretariat complex before the Lok Sabha elections next year. “I have already instructed the officials concerned and the contractors to complete the project on time,” he added.
Singh was accompanied by state minister Karam Shyam, MLA K Biren, principal secretary (finance) Rakesh Ranjan, commissioner (works) RK Dinesh and chief engineer (PWD) K Temba Singh, among others.
Earlier, the chief minister also inspected the construction work of the 13-foot-tall bronze statues of Maharaja Nara Singh and Herachandra in Imphal East.