Imphal, July 21: Aged old controversial Sewage Project is all set to be inaugurated in the coming November this year. This was stated by the Chief Engineer of the PHED department of the Government of Manipur, Mr Sunil while speaking to media persons in today’s press conference organised by DIPR.
The chief engineer accepted Sewage project as one of the most controversial project as it was in the news not for good reason many times. However this time the engineers of the PHED have been working hard to complete the project, he added.
The Chief Engineer however said that the progress of the work has been hampered due to the recent earth-quake as it damaged some of the pipeline at 7 places of Lamphel area. The work will continue after the rainy season. He further said that pipe line of water pumping of Samu Makhong has been destroyed while taking up earth digging work for construction of other developmental project.
He further added that state government has been discussing to convert the PHED into cooperation like power department however it is too early to explain on it.
The present population of Imphal city is estimated at 6.523 lakhs and is expected to reach 8.705 lakhs by 2031. The present a water demand is calculated to be 118.689 MLD and requirement by the year 2031 will be 152.142 MLD. Even though the present installed capacity is 104.25MLD however the actual production is hardly about 80 MLD.
He further added that after the completion of Thoubal dam and Sewage project there will be enough water. The shortage of water at the Imphal area is due to the outdated pipeline which has been there for more then 20/30 years. Many of the pipeline have been found leaked due to poor quality.