Chief minister Biren Singh | File photo

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on September 25 inaugurated and laid foundation stones of various projects in Khoupum sub-division in Noney district of the state.

Chief minister Biren Singh said that the projects for which foundation stones are laid and inaugurated during the day was for around Rs 196 crore.

The projects included construction of football stadium at Khoupum (NEC) under YAS, rehabilitation and strengthening of Bishnupur-Nungba road, improvement of Khoupum sub-division HQ ring road (RIDF), improvement of intra-village roads of seven colonies of Gaidimjang village under Khoupum sub-division HQ under SACI 2023-2024 and construction of Type-III and Type-II quarters in Khoupum PS under SACI 2023-24, construction of water supply scheme at Khoupum Sub-division HQ, Noney district, Khongsang guest house near the Khongsang railway station.

The chief minister also inaugurated an open gym at Thanagong village and transit quarter/hostel at Khangsinglung Higher Secondary School, Khoupum, Noney district.

He said that the transit accommodation was constructed under Hill Areas Development Programme (HADP).

He further stressed that during the past six years, Tamenglong has seen many visible changes including improvement of the Khongshang Road, development of football ground, water supply schemes among others.

Chief minister Biren Singh continued that the government is also developing an amusement park, seven-a-side football ground in the district and further assured construction of a Khoupum water supply.

Further commending Khoupum’s beauty, the chief minister said that Khoupum is a beautiful God-gifted place, and assured that a tourist circuit will come up soon at Khoupum.

Deliberating further on developmental works undertaken in the district, the chief minister highlighted ongoing constructions of Ayush Hospital at Thangal village and a 50-bedded hospital at Noney. He also said that understanding the importance of NH-37, a trauma centre and blood bank is already functioning at Nungba.

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