Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated two integrated water supply projects for Imphal Planning Area Phase-I and Imphal Sewerage Project Phase-I through video conference from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.
The Chief Minister informed that the New Development Bank has sanctioned Rs 3,000 crore to provide potable water to every household of the State. All the necessary processes including tenders, issue of work orders, 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.
N Biren Singh stated that 3,000 households have been connected by the Imphal Sewerage project so far and it would benefit around 12,000 households. He said that major water supply schemes in Tameng-long, Senapati and Chura- chandpur districts will be inaugurated soon. He appreciated the officials of PHED and contractors for completing such projects within stipulated periods.
He highlighted that the Nambul River Rejuvenation Project with an estimated cost of around Rs 95 crore has been started. The project is aimed at controlling pollution of the Nambul River by intercepting and treating urban waste originating in the stretch between Iroisemba and Heirangoithong through use of water treatment plant at Mongsangei.
The Public Health Engineering Department Minister Losii Dikho said that with the inauguration of such long-awaited projects will benefit thousands of people of Imphal area. He mentioned that with the commitment of PHE officials and contractors, the sewerage and water supply projects could be completed in time. He also mentioned that more water supply schemes would be inaugurated 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 lakh. Areas including JNIMS, DDK, Khurai Laiwangma, Khurai Sajor Leikai, Minuthong Hatta, Rahmania, Sanjenthong Officers’ Quarters, New Checkon, Wangkhei Khunou, Soibam Leikai and Khurai Ayangpali Road of Imphal East district will be covered by the scheme.
Construction of another water supply project having 9.53 MLD capacity 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 was constructed at the project cost of Rs 736.77 lakh. Areas including Lamphelpat, Iroisemba and Uripok area, Nagamapal and parts of Wahengbam Leikai will be covered by the scheme.