Dimapur, Sep. 15 (EMN): A paper bag-making unit called the Phek Thonga project production unit was inaugurated by Kovi Meyase, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Kohima Smart City. In addition, Joint CEO Avelu Ruho inaugurated a public toilet, updates stated.
The Phek Town Youth Society (PTYS) of Phek issued a press release to the media on Sunday informing about the programme.
During the program, Meyase congratulated the people of Phek for ‘being advanced in dealing with the plastic menace in the state.’ He praised the community’s unity that ‘brought tremendous changes for the welfare of the people,’ the press release asserted.
The CEO congratulated the people for ‘the consistent spirit that had brought people thus far.’ He was stated to have told the gathering that the Phek unit was meant for community benefit while those in Dimapur are for individual profit.
The press release said that Meyase, the then deputy commissioner of Phek district, “launched the use of paper bags” in 2017 in Phek “which is first in Nagaland.”
Avelu Ruho also briefed the gathering about how funds were arranged for the construction of the public toilet “which is being felt very necessary specially for the travelers.”
Likewise, she briefed the gathering about how the money was arranged for Thonga project. She said the full funds were given to Phek Town Youth Society so that the project would not go in vain. The official congratulated the public for their cooperation ‘with which the people of Phek had come this far,’ the press release stated.
The deputy commissioner of Phek Sachin Jaiswal also delivering a short speech at the event. The officer said ‘it is an important day for the people of Phek because this project will determine the future especially in the waste management.’ He was stated to have urged every section of the people to support the project.