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Chief Minister N Biren lays Foundation Stones worth 196 crores at Khoupum

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Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated and laid foundation stones for various projects in Khoupum Sub-division, Noney district. Speaking at a formal function held at the Higher Secondary School in Gaidimjang Village, the Chief Minister announced that the total cost of the projects is approximately Rs. 196 crores.
The projects include the construction of a football stadium at Khoupum (NEC) under YAS, the rehabilitation and strengthening of Bishnupur-Nungba Road, the improvement of Khoupum Sub-division HQ Ring Road (RIDF), the improvement of intra-village roads in seven colonies of Gaidimjang Village under Khoupum Sub-Division HQunder SACI 2023-2024, the construction of Type-III and Type-II Quarters in Khoupum PSunder SACI 2023-2024, the construction of a Water Supply Scheme at Khoupum Sub-division HQ, the construction of Khongsang Guest House near Khongsang Railway Station. Additionally, the Chief Minister inaugurated an Open Gym at Thanagong Village and a Transit Quarter/Hostel at Khangsinglung Hr. Sec School, Khoupum, Noney District.
N. Biren Singh mentioned that the people gave the State a BJP led governmenton March 15, 2017. He expressed gratitude for the peaceful five years that followed, without any bandhs or blockades, attributing it to the blessings of God and the cooperation of the people. However, he acknowledged that the government faced setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and political instability during the previous term, resulting in a loss of two and a half years.
The Chief Minister emphasized that the “Go to Hills” initiative was launched to bridge the gap between the hills and the valley, promoting unity and equal development in the State. He noted that the transit accommodation inaugurated was constructed under the Hill Areas Development Program (HADP). He highlighted the visible changes in Tamenglong over the past six years, such as the improvement of Khongsang Road, the development of a football ground, and water supply schemes.
N. Biren Singh continued that the government’s planning to develop an Amusement Park and a seven-a-side football ground in the district. He assured the construction of a water supply system in Khoupum and expressed his admiration for the beauty of Khoupum, promising the establishment of a tourist circuit in the area.
The Chief Minister further discussed ongoing developmental projects in the district, including the construction of an Ayush Hospital at Thangal Village and a 50-bedded hospital at Noney. He mentioned the significance of NH 37 and the presence of a Trauma Center and Blood Bank in Nungba. He urged the people to cooperate and compromise when it comes to land compensation for road construction projects, reiterating his commitment to making Tamenglong one of the most developed districts.
N. Biren Singh assured the provision of a fire service and additional ambulance in Noney, as well as the construction of an Ima Market in Khoupum. He commended the people of Noney and Tamenglong districts for their efforts in preserving and protecting the forest cover, especially in the Khoupum area.
Addressing the current turmoil in the State, the Chief Minister acknowledged the disturbances in Churachandpur, Tengnoupal, Imphal East, Imphal West, Kangpokpi, and Bishnupur. He reassured the audience that the State government is working hard to assist those affected, providing pre-fabricated homes, facilitating resettlement, deploying security forces, reopening national highways, and lifting internet bans. He emphasized the importance of maintaining unity among the indigenous communities and the government’s commitment to combatting poppy plantations and illegal drug business.
The Chief Minister called for collective efforts to restore normalcy and assured the people that the government is dedicated to safeguarding lives and properties.
GovindasKonthoujam, in his speech, expressed confidence in the Chief Minister’s vision for positive change in the entire State. He mentioned the conduct of various international and national events, such as Tri-Nation football tournaments and the Miss India contest, as indicators of progress under the current government. He said that the people were confident that the present government would do something and bring some changes in all aspects including in the field of healthcare, education, in so many things and expected a lot more, however, the present conflict has slowed everything down which is very much unfortunate for everyone.
Minister L. Susindro Meitei promised to provide potable water to all villages in the area under the Chief Minister’s supervision. He highlighted the potential of Khoupum Valley as a tourist spot and encouraged locals to welcome tourists with hospitality to attract more visitors.
DinganglungGangmei, Chairman of the Hill Areas Committee, urged the people to work for the development of their areas, villages, constituencies, and society. He appealed to church leaders to pray for peace. During the function, church leaders and pastors offered prayers of condolence for those who lost their lives during the recent violence and prayers for peace in the State.
The event was attended by MLA Th. Shanti Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Noney District Joseph Pauline Kamson

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