Imphal: Chief minister N. Biren Singh on Friday attended separate Groundbreaking functions of “Rejuvenation of Lamphelpat Water Body of Alleviate Urban Flooding, Providing Sustainable Water Source for Imphal City and Promoting Eco-Tourism” and “Integrated Sewerage System for City of Imphal Phase-II” at Lamphelpat.
Speaking at the groundbreaking function of Rejuvenation of Lamphelpat Water Body of Alleviate Urban Flooding, Providing Sustainable Water Source for Imphal City and Promoting Eco-Tourism organised by the Water Resources Department (WR), Biren said it is a long due dream of all people of the state.
The project will be taken up under the New Development Bank at a Project Cost of around Rs. 650 crore with project duration of 4 years, he said adding that heavy machinery required has reached the site, the chief minister said.
He appealed to the people of the state, especially the surrounding areas to cooperate and support the project and help the government in restoring Lamphelpat to its past glory.
Already 443 acres of land have been acquired and the government is trying to acquire some more from the RIMS, he said.
At the groundbreaking function of Integrated Sewerage System for City of Imphal Phase-II organized by the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), the chief minister said the state had unfortunately faced some disturbances for some three-four months, but with God’s grace and support of the public it is slowly returning to normalcy.
Biren highlighted the need to take up developmental projects as the state slowly returns to normalcy.
“We have to show that despite having so many difficulties, Manipur has overcome everything,” he said asserting the need for everyone including ministers, MLAs, government officials to work day and night as a team.
He said the Integrated Sewerage System for City of Imphal Phase-II has a project cost of around Rs 1255 crore.
Biren said the government is committed to properly preserve nature and at the same time taking up developmental projects.
PHE minister L. Susindro said under phase-II the project will be expanded to more localities and will also include construction of pump houses and laying of pipelines among others.