Manipur CM happy to see migratory birds at Lamphelpat after 109 years

Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has expressed satisfaction on Lamphelpat rejuvenation, informing those migratory birds, which were seen earlier, could be seen these days at Lamphelpat after around 109 years.

Stating on the various projects taken up in the state, Biren said the Lamphelpat Waterbody Rejuvenation Project had been taken up with an estimated cost of around Rs 650 crores. The project includes 300 acres of water body area and around 140 acres for recreation centre, he added.

He informed on the plan of the government to connect the recreation centre and the Imphal View Tower at Cheirao Ching through cable car.

The chief minister was addressing a programme of flagging off of Imphal Ring Road project in Imphal West district on Monday.

He highlighted the initiatives taken up by the government to clean the Nambul river and transportation of household waste through pipelines to the Sewerage treatment plant. He raised concern on the environmental degradation through mass deforestation of forest areas and the water scarcity problem which the State could face in future, mentioning the necessity of preserving water bodies.

Mentioning the newly launched scheme “Khungang Ama Sanabung Ama”, the chief minister announced to develop the ground at Takyel Khongbal Maning Leikai. He also informed that Oriental College, at Patsoi Assembly Constituency, would be developed with a project costing Rs 6.40 crore. Apart from this, the college will be covered under the College Fagathansi Mission, to improve its infrastructure with an amount of Rs 2.5 crore under the scheme, he said.

Further stating on the development plans to be taken up in Patsoi Assembly Constituency, he informed that road development work would be taken up with an estimated cost of Rs 7.2 crore from the state budget.

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