Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Monday visited Chandel district and inaugurated 10 development projects worth around Rs 126.54 crore.
Biren also laid the foundation stones for 15 other projects which would cost an amount of around Rs 86.45 crore.
A cabinet meeting was also held at the deputy commissioner’s office as a part of the government’s initiative to take governance at hill districts under the Go to Hills Mission.
Biren was accompanied by ministers, MLAs, qdvocate general, chief secretary and other senior government officials.
He was accorded a warm welcome by the people along the road stretch from Pallel to Chandel HQ.
The projects inaugurated were Model Residential School at Mantri Pantha, construction of Girl’s Hostel for Minority Students at Chakpikarong, Upgradation of Phiran Leihao PS to UPS, construction of 150 ft bailey bridge over Chakpi river at Mantri Pantha, retrofitting of water supply schemes at Totun, Songjang, Liwa Sarei and Lambung, construction of District Sports Complex and Improvement/Strengthening to 2-lane of Pallel-Chandel section of NH-102C.
The projects for which the foundation stones were laid were for construction of Type-III and Type-II Qtrs at Chandel Police Station, Chakpikarong Police station and Khengjoy Police station, construction of Football Ground with natural grass at Chakpikarong, Government Children Homes at Chandel, construction of Bailey Bridge over Maha river at Khuringmul, construction of Bailey Bridge at Lamphou Pasna over Chakpi river, construction of PHSC Yangoullen, construction of 2 BTQ at PHC Sajik Tampak, construction of 10 Bedded Integrated AYUSH Hospital, Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) and setting up of Memorial Park as a tribute to (L) HT Thungam, Ex-Minister (First State Cabinet Minister from Chandel District)/Ex-MLA of 41-Chandel AC.
Addressing the formal function at the Model Residential School, Mantri Pantha, Biren said cordial relations amongst people come when one respects the other with a thinking of oneness and when there is inclusive development across the state.
He maintained that his government had always given priority in equal development and self-respect.
Expressing his desire to make Chandel a tourist spot by encouraging locals to build homestays, he appealed to the public to be united in taking up development works.
Briefing the media regarding the cabinet meeting Biren informed the state Cabinet had taken a decision to conduct job recruitment for filling up 50 percent of the vacant post of various departments. For Home department, recruitment will be done for 100 percent of the vacant posts, he added.