Senapati is located about 60 km north of Imphal while Tamenglong is situated 150 km west of Imphal.
According to sources available in Imphal, Chief Minister Biren along with Cabinet Ministers, MLAs and high ranking officials of the State Government arrived at Senapati at around 11 am by helicopter and inaugurated Apfii Saliki (Mothers’ Market) and Free Diagnostics Services at the district hospital.
He also laid the foundation stones of transit accommodation for doctors and teachers for Paomata and Senapati, water supply schemes for Karong and Senapati, 100-bedded hostel and upgradation of eight rooms of residential school, Bendramai, model residential school for Senapati district headquarters and mini stadium at Senapati public ground.
Addressing a public function at the Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Biren recalled that he announced that construction of the market-shed would begin as soon as possible while speaking at the Barak Festival, 2017.
He further stated that the present Government holds people’s trust in high esteem because trust once lost is hard to regain. Maintaining that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan, ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ is the guiding vision of the State Government as well, he said that the new Government would demonstrate its performance to the public through visible accomplishments instead of indulging in rhetorical speeches.
In order to enhance connectivity, the State now has helicopter services between Imphal and Jiribam, Tamenglong and Moreh, he said while adding that the State Government is informed by Pawan Hans that they would offer service helicopter to any part of the State if the need arises or anything emergency happens.
Later, he and his entourage were flown to Tamenglong district headquarters by the same helicopter at around 2 pm. Soon after his arrival, the Chief Minister dedicated Rani Gaidinliu Women’s Market to Tamenglong public.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that consequent upon his proposal to introduce topographical-need-based budgeting, the Centre had introduced the Hill Area Development Fund under which Tamenglong district would receive additional Rs 90 crore for developmental activities.
It may be mentioned that the foundation stone for the Rani Gaindinliu Women’s Market was laid on November 15, 2017. Manipur Police Housing Corporation Limited constructed the women’s market under the One Time Special Assistance of Central Plan Scheme 2017-2018, at an estimated cost of around Rs 10 crore. The market has a capacity of 200 women’s vendor and it has ground floor and first floor.
Agriculture Minister V Hangkhanlian, Revenue Minister Karam Shyam, MLA Khasim Vashum, Chief Secretary Dr J Suresh Babu, DGP L M Khaute, Advisor to Chief Minister Rajat Sethi, Secretary to Chief Minister N Geoffrey and others also attended the function.