Image: DIPR, Manipur

Manipur PWD minister Thongam Biswajit Singh on Wednesday instructed concerned private companies involved in construction projects in rural areas especially national highway works and bridges outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities to resume work.

The minister held a meeting with the concerned company representatives and officials of the PWD in this regard at his New Secretariat office in Imphal on Wednesday.

Commissioner (Works) R K Dinesh Singh, chief engineer of PWD and officials of the department also attended the meeting, according to a DIPR report.

Regarding an official directive to maintain government issued protocols and guidelines while resuming work, Biswajit instructed the company representatives to strictly adhere to the protocol including maintaining social distancing, adequate arrangements for temperature screening of workers, premises and works sites to be disinfected properly.

He also instructed the company representatives to ensure that the workers are already available on site and no workers are required to be brought in from outside.

During the meeting, the company representatives also highlighted their work progress and hindrances they meet while executing their work.

While informing all concerned to inform him if they face inconveniences while executing their work, the minister also instructed them to ensure that all projects are completed within the targeted dateline.

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