With the state government’s failure to implement the action plan for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to bridge the gap with the rest of the South East Asia countries, the act east policy is becoming a flop show to this border state, which should be the gateway for the new initiative. The central government programme to convert Holenphai village into a model town cannot be turn into action with the state government’s failure to convince the people of the area about benefit of building a big town in the area. On the other hand integrated check post being constructed at Moreh bordering Myanmar came to a grinding halt since the past couple of weeks as the area which has been undergoing construction has not been handed over officially. According to official source major portion of the land acquired for construction of the integrated check post has been handed over to the Assam Riffle and the actual site at which ICP is being constructed belong to the Custom Office. Deputy Commissioner of Chandel district had directed the concern department for handing over of the land to the ICP however, till today the custom authority has not officially handed over the land.
According to source with the Imphal Times, the authority undertaking construction work of the ICP Moreh is left with no choice but to stop the construction work with the kind of confusion arisen due to non completion of proper official procedure.
Mention may be made that there were some obstacle to the construction of the ICP after the Myanmar authority had claim the site to be within their territory.
On the other hand, the state government has not taken up any valid measures to introduce visa on arrival to foreign tourists coming through the Moreh route. Visa on arrival is considered an essential component of boosting the ties with the neighboring country and with it the Act East Policy will have little significance.