Wokha District Planning & Development Board was held on July 9 at DC’s Conference Hall. Parliamentary Secretary for Home Guards, Prisons, Fire & Emergency Services who is also the Chairman DPDB Wokha, W. Kithan presided over the meeting which was also attended by Deputy Speaker NLA Ralanthung Yanthan.
Reviewing the last meeting minutes, the board was informed on quality control board led by DC’s visit and inspection of ongoing Chubi bridge construction, where the house was informed that work was in the final stage nearing completion. For overseeing of good workmanship, as requested by quality control board the minimum amount of Rs. 5 lakhs which was earlier decided had been enhanced to Rs. 10 lakhs.
In the meeting, SDO, PWD (R&B), Urban development officer and administrator Wokha Town Council were asked to inspect the drainage, sewage and roads within Wokha town and to submit reports/estimate for further pursuance from urban development department. The board also agreed on change of nomenclature from Lotha tribal council hall to VIP guest house where construction was on in Wokha town under LADP 2009-10. Grant-in-aid to Cistus School, Mount Carmel School and Spring Dale School all from Wokha town were also recommended by the board. Further the board also gave recommendation for seeking more funds from the Urban Development department for ongoing construction of Wokha Town Council office building.
On the request of fund for construction of Indian Red Cross Society, Wokha Division office building, it was decided that the matter would be taken up by Wokha district legislatures.
Other highlights of the meeting included report on Mt. Tiyi College where the board unanimously agreed to support, request and pursue to authority in charge for commencing geography and sociology subjects in the college.
Earlier, Deputy Speaker NLA called on officers to give their best service for the welfare of the people. The developments which are initiated in the district should be an asset and not a liability he further said.