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NDB sanctions Rs 3000 crore for potable water project in Manipur

Correspondent IMPHAL, Jun 15 | Publish Date: 6/15/2020 10:21:59 AM IST

The New Development Bank (NDB) has sanctioned Rs 3000 crore to provide potable water to every household of the state, said Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday. 

Talking to reporters after inaugurating three developmental projects for Imphal city, he said that all the necessary processes including tenders, issue of work order etc have been completed for the projects to be implemented. 

Singh while thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the initiative informed that the foundation stone laying ceremony will be held shortly.

Earlier, the chief minister inaugurated Imphal Sewerage Project Phase-I along with two integrated water supply projects for the capital city through video conferencing from the chief minister’s secretariat.

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 in Tamenglong, Senapati and Churachandpur districts will be inaugurated soon. 

State PHE minister Losii Dikho said that with the inauguration of such a long awaited project, the Imphal Sewerage scheme will benefit thousands of people in Imphal.  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.

 

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