Imphal, Jan 5 (DIPR)
Chief Minister N Biren Singh today laid foundation stones for three Ima Keithels/Women’s Markets at Bishnu-pur Bazar which would be constructed at Bishnupur, Moirang and Nambol. He also laid the foundation stone for a cold storage and collection unit at Khoijuman, Bishnupur district.
Manipur Police Housing Corporation Ltd (MPHC Ltd) is the implementing agency for construction of the three women’s markets and the cold storage.
Speaking at the occasion, N Biren said that construction of the women’s markets and the cold storage were taken up in line with the State Government’s mission of inclusive development.
Assuring that the construction would be completed within six months, he asked MPHC Ltd to start the construction work as soon as possible. He added that the cold storage would be an asset for vegetable producers/growers as their excess produces could be kept at the cold storage and thus vegetables would be saved from being wasted.
He informed that the State Government had proposed a comprehensive policy for development of Loktak Lake.
To facilitate commuters while visiting Loktak Lake, the road from Imphal to Moirang covering a distance of around 51 Kilometres would be widened and upgraded to double lane, he added.
He also appealed to the residents residing along the road to take into consideration the State Government’s plan to widen the road while constructing any new structure along the road to avoid damage in future.
Maintaining that law and order of the State had considerably improved since the formation of the new Government, he said that women of the State could now give more emphasis on bringing up their children in the right direction and contribute more towards improvement of the State’s economy as women have been playing a key role in the growth of the State.
It may be mentioned that the State Government in its yearly plan had included construction of women’s markets at Kamjong, Kanglatongbi, Noney, Pallel, Pherzawl, Sekmai and Tengnoupal apart from the three markets for which foundation stones were laid today.
Water Resources and YAS Minister Letpao Haokip, Education, Fisheries and CADA Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen, Chairman, Manipur Pollution Control Board L Radhakishore, Chairman, Planning and Development Authority Tongbram Robindro, Chairman, Loktak Development Authority L Susindro, Advisor to the Chief Minister (Health) Dr Sapam Ranjan, MLA Bishnupur AC Govindas Konthoujam, MLA Nambol AC Nameirakpam Loken, MLA Moirang AC P Sharatchandra, MLA Wangjing Tentha AC Paonam Brojen, MLA Kakching AC Mayanglambam Rameshwar, Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary P Vaiphei, Managing Director, MPHC Ltd C. Doungel, Chairpersons of Bishnupur, Moirang and Nambol Municipal Councils, Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police, Bishnupur district and women vendors of the three women’s markets also attended the function.