Imphal: Awangbow Newmai, Minister of Forest, Environment & Climate Change and Sericulture today expressed gratitude to the 11 villages of Tamenglong and Tousem sub-divisions, Tamenglong district for voluntarily offering land to the Government for the construction of Tamenglong-Haflong National Highway.
Speaking to DIPR at his New Secretariat office, Minister Awangbow Newmai said that the representatives of the village authority of the 11 villages have given in writing their willingness to offer land to the Government without any compensation. He said the village authority representatives have conveyed that they want to contribute in the growth and development process of the State.
Stating that the villagers of Tamenglong and Tousem sub-divisions have set an example to the State that people want development without any hindrance, the Minister said that this is the first of its kind in the State that people have not demanded compensation in exchange of property to the Government.
The Minister said the construction of the Tamenglong-Haflong National Highway will begin by the year end. He also thanked the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) which will execute the construction of the National Highway.
It may be mentioned that villagers of Namtiram, Phellong, Azuram, Chramram, Mandeu, Tousem, Phoklong, Katangnam and Katiang under Tousem sub-division and Dailong and Old Tamenglong under Tamenglong sub-division have submitted in writing to the Government offering land for the construction of the proposed National Highway. (DIPR)