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Bridge to connect three districts
Correspondent, CHUCHUYIMLANG, Feb 6:
Published on 7 Feb. 2009 12:36 AM IST
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MLA and chairman, NIDC & NHL, Nuklutoshi laid the foundation stone of a bridge at Dikhu near Salulamang village under Chuchuyimlang jurisdiction on Friday. The bridge, once completed, would connect three districts of Mokokchung, Longleng and Tuensang thereby making it easier for the people of these areas to travel especially to Kohima and Dimapur. Road constructions have already begun. Speaking as chief guest at the programme, Nuklutoshi said the state government had already approved blacktopping of the road through central fund. The MLA also pointed out that once the road construction was completed, there would be many developmental mega projects coming up like hydro project worth crores of rupees and even in other sectors like tourism, horticulture and others. He also said developmental projects would flow in all villages irrespective of party affiliation. Nuklutoshi urged all participating villages to maintain peace with their neighbouring villages to facilitate development. The programme also included traditional community fishing participated by seven villages including Salulamang, Longra, Yaongyimti (Old), Yaongyimti (New), Yali, Yangpi and Chuchuyimlang. All seven villages had resolved to support NPF candidate during the ensuing MP election. Earlier, the opening prayer was said by Nungshi pastor of Salulamang Baptist Church, welcome speech by E Koiba, chairman, Longra Village Council, cultural dance by Yali and Longra cultural troupes and thanksgiving prayer by Meren, pastor, Yaongyimti (Old) Baptist Church. Short speeches were delivered by I Hotong, member, Yaongyimti Village Council, Yanju, chairman, Yali Village Council, Lasa, head GB, Yangpi village and Er Sashi, executive engineer for Road & Bridges, Mokokchung. The function was chaired by Chiten Jamir, DFO, Mon.

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