Imphal, June 2: Public Works Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit, yesterday, inspected the PWD Inspection Bungalow, Moreh to initiate process for the Works department to regain control of the bungalow which has been occupied by the Assam Rifles for long since 1986. The Minister’s exertion to regain control of the bungalow was in accordance with the effort to develop the border town of Moreh.
The Minister’s visit, yesterday, was part of his two-day inspection tour of government buildings in the border town which began day before yesterday.
Minister Biswajit inspected both the Power IB and Trade Centre at Moreh, on Wednesday. Following his inspection of the Integrated Trade Information and Stay Facility Centre for Traders inside the Trade Centre, the Minister expressed much dismay at the condition of the building and proposed certain structural changes. At the Moreh Trade Centre the Minister expressed disappointment that there was no power supply although the concerned were already instructed of his visit.
Speaking to the officials concerned of MANIDCO and Trade, Commerce and Industries, the Minister said certain changes needs to be made to make the facilities available in the building meet international standard. He also asked the officials to shift the washroom from near the dining hall and kitchen and to renovate the VIP rooms. The trade Centre was inaugurated on April 20, 2000.
Speaking to the officials concerned including Managing Director MANIDCO and Joint Director Trade, Commerce and Industries, the Minister enquired whether there was lodging facilities in the building and observed it will attract people only if lodging facilities are available.
Later in the afternoon, the Minister also inspected a plot of the State PWD and expressed concern on finding a private property constructed there. He instructed the concerned officials to erect a boundary wall around the plot and to demolish the private property. The Minister and his team also inspected another building which was already handed over to the District Administration and utilised as official quarter.
He also visited and inspected the Ima Nongpok Panthoibi temple. The Minister was accompanied by the Tengnoupal SP Shri Moirangthem Mubi and PWD Chief Engineer Shri N Sarat during his inspection visits.