Imphal: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Friday inaugurated five different projects apart from laying the foundation stone for 46 others worth Rs 180 crore under different departments in a function held at CM’s Secretariat Complex in Imphal.
Addressing the gathering, the chief minister said that the state government is giving priority to the development of the 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 also expressed hope that people would be able to see landscape change in hill districts when these projects are completed.
CM Biren Singh informed that transit accommodations for doctors, nurses and teachers are being constructed at 19 different places in the state which includes Churanchadpur, Singhat, Borobekara, Jiribam, Tamenglong, Tamei, Noney, Kangpokpi, Senapati, Mao, Paomata, Saikul, Jessami, Ukhrul, Kamjong, Chandel, Chakpikarong, Moreh and Tousem.
Such accommodations at Churachandpur, Singhat and Borobekara were inaugurated on Friday while works at the remaining places would be completed by December this year, said Singh.
There would be no problem for accommodation for the doctors, nurses and teachers posted in these areas once these accommodations are ready, he 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.
Other projects for which foundation stones were laid includes 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 Dedpartment, 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 School 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.
Moreover, 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.