Lucknow, December 9th, 2017 (DIPR): Union Minister for Road, Transport, Highways, Shipping and Water Resources Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated yesterday the two day national conference “New Technology for Road Construction” attended by Works Ministers of all States. PWD, Manipur Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh also attended the conference.

During the inaugural function, the Union Minister said Manipur’s connectivity including waterways will be improved using new technologies for road constructions at the earliest.

The Union Minister said construction and development of new roads will not only improve the State’s economy but at the same time bring closer the villages which will eventually encourage the feeling of oneness among the people.

He continued officials from Union Ministries will be sent to Manipur to identify the State’s sinking zones and use new technologies to put Manipur among the developed States of the country.

During the conference, the Union Minister also instructed Manipur Works Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh to identify suitable sites for setting up of cement concrete plants for the National Highways in Manipur.

The first day of the conference was also attended by PWD, Manipur Chief Engineer Shri Temba and ADB Director Shri Y. Joykumar from the State.

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