IMPHAL: Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh inaugurated two Integrated Water Supply Projects for Imphal Planning Area Phase-I and Imphal Sewerage Project Phase-I through video conferencing from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Imphal today.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister informed that the New Development Bank has sanctioned Rs. 3000 crores to provide potable water to every household of the State. All the necessary processes including tenders, issue of work order etc. have been completed. He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for such initiative. Foundation stone laying ceremony will be held shortly for the said scheme, he added.
The Chief Minister stated that 3000 households have been connected by the Imphal Sewerage project so far and will benefit around 12,000 households. He said that major water supply schemes at Tamenglong, Senapati and Churachandpur districts will be inaugurated soon. He appreciated the officials of PHED and contractors for completing such projects on stipulated time.
Mentioning that water is precious, Chief Minister appealed to the people of the State to stop wasting water and avoid leaving a running tap unattended. He highlighted that the Nambul River Rejuvenation project with an estimated cost of around 95 crores has been started. The project aims at controlling pollution of the Nambul River by intercepting and treating urban waste originating in the stretch between Iroisemba and Heirangoithong through use of the water treatment plant at Mongsangei.
Minister for PHE Losii Dikho said that with the inauguration of such long awaited project, the Imphal Sewerage scheme will benefit thousands of population of the Imphal area. He mentioned that with the commitment of PHE officials and contractors, the Sewerage and water supply projects could be completed on time. He also mentioned that more water supply schemes would be inaugurated soon shortly.
It may be mentioned that Imphal sewage treatment plant located at Lamphelpat, Imphal West is the only sewage treatment plant in the whole North East India. The Imphal Sewerage Project Phase-I with a capacity of 27 MLD was constructed with a project cost of Rs. 345.43 crore.
The Integrated Water Supply Project for Imphal Planning Area Phase-I at Porompat, Imphal East District was constructed at the project cost of Rs. 636.19 lakhs. Areas including JNIMS, DDK, Khurai Laiwangma, Khurai Sajor Leikai, Minuthong Hatta, Rahmania, Sanjenthong Officers’ Quarters, New Checkon, Wangkhei Khunou, Soibam Leikai, Khurai Ayangpali Road of Imphal East District will be covered under the scheme. The construction of 9.53 MLD (Million per day) capacity project was started in March 2018 and completed in March 2020.
The Integrated Water Supply Project for Imphal Planning Area Phase-I at Iroisemba Hilltop, Imphal West District was constructed at the project cost of Rs. 736.77 lakhs. Areas including Lamphelpat, Iroisemba and Uripok area, Nagamapal, parts of Wahengbam Leikai will be covered under the scheme. The construction of 9.00 ML capacity project was started in April 2018 and completed in December 2019.
Chairman LDA L. Susindro, Chief Secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, Addl. Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Commissioner (PHE) Nidhi Kesarwani, Secretary to Chief Minister Ningthoujam Geoffrey, Chief Engineer (PHE) Shri H. Sunil and others attended the function.