Noney, Oct. 12 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh led ministerial team was accorded a warm welcome by the people of newly created Noney district at this picturesque hill station on Thursday.
The Biren led ministerial team was on their way to lay the foundation stone of the Barak bridge to be constructed over Barak River, about 140 km west of Imphal along the Imphal-Jiribam sector of National Highway 37. The government is targeting to complete the construction of the bridge within two years time.
On their arrival at the Noney district headquarter, about 70 km west of Imphal, a brief reception programme was organised by the people of the area while the local girls in their traditional attire performed a welcome dance sequence.
Many local bodies of the area also submitted a number of memorandums to the visiting Chief Minister Biren Singh. Later speaking to the gathering, Biren announced to construct Rs 35 crores worth a water supply project for Tamenglong district while development package for Noney will be earmarked in the coming year.
After thoroughly checking the memorandums, he also assured the gathering that necessary steps in connection with demand for adequate teachers in the educational institutions in the district and other health care systems will be taken up soon.
“Our government will work for the welfare of the people as we’re elected to serve the people,” says Biren. “We do not want to make false promises as would like to translate their words into action with people’s cooperation.”
Highlighting the importance of living together in the state, he also expressed the importance of constructing a concrete Barak Bridge as the double lane Imphal-Jiribam route plays a vital role in the development process of the state.
It may be mentioned that the existing Barak Bridge has a limited carrying capacity. As a result heavy trucks cannot pass through the bridge.
CM Biren lays foundation stone of Barak Bridge