Manipur govt to develop historic 'Red Lands' at Shillong

IMPHAL: Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh on Sunday inaugurated the new building of Manipur Bhawan at Ulubari, Guwahati and dedicated it to the people of Manipur.

Speaking at the occasion as the chief guest he said that the state government is also in the process of developing the historic Red Lands at Shillong and for which due clearance from the Meghalaya government particularly from the Municipal Corporation of Shillong is required.

Regarding the new Manipur Bhawan, he said that it is an asset for the people of Manipur and the government is particularly proud to acquire a piece of land at the prime location of Guwahati city. The Chief Minister also expressed his gratitude and thankfulness to the then GAD minister.

Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam who presided over the function said that it is a dream coming true of the long felt need of the people of the state to have their own Bhawan in Guwahati, adding that the government is considering building Manipur Bhawan at other locations including Mumbai, it said.

Works minister Ksh Biren Singh, GAD minister Korungthang were the guests of honour in the function. MLAs  Th Shyamkumar, O Landhoni Devi and Md Fazlur Rahim, Chief secretary O Nabakishore, top ranking engineers of PWD and officials of GAD were also present on the occasion, it continued.

It may be mentioned that the new Manipur Bhawan is located at Assam State Electricity  Board, ASEB road, Ulubari, Guwahati. It is built on a plot of land measuring 0.94 acres (approx) acquired by Manipur government in December 1990 with a total expenditure of Rs. 123.82 lakhs.

The building is G+ 4 structure with 70 rooms in total having a capacity to accommodate 90 persons. It has a Governor suite, CM’s suite, 3 nos. of Minister’s suite, and a VIP room, etc. The total cost of the construction is Rs. 15 crore 25 lakhs and the cost of the furniture is Rs. 150 lakhs. The construction was started during 2004-05 and completed in September 2016, the release added.

(Source: Imphal Free Press)

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