Imphal: Manipur water resources, and youth affairs and sports minister Letpao Haokip on Saturday visited S Moljol village in Tengnoupal and had a meeting with the village chief along with the chancellor of the Manipur International University (MIU) Dr. Harikumar Pallathadka.
The meeting discussed the proposed site for the construction of the varsity campus under UNESCO at Moljol, and the process and requirements for acquiring the land area for the purpose.
The Manipur International University is an Autonomous State Statutory International University established and recognised by the Manipur government.
MIU is established by an Act called the Manipur International University Act 2018 and is recognised and listed by the University Grants Commission. It is also declared as an ‘International University of Excellence’ and ‘Institution of State Importance’. It plans to establish various districts of Manipur and it is dedicated to the overall development of Manipur.
The minister also inspected various places at Moreh town to undertake various developmental works. He inspected the wooden bridge that runs over the Khunjaorok river at Moreh Ward no 6.
He told reporters that the present condition of the bridge is in extremely bad shape and must have caused huge inconvenience to the public. He took serious concern and assured that he will bring up the matter to the chief minister at the earlier and will pursue and discuss under which funds the project of the construction can be included. He said construction of the bridge will start very soon.
Letpao said the banks of the Khujaorok river adjacent to this bridge are also very critical and are on the verge of breaking down anytime. So, as water resources minister, he was ensuring that the retaining walls be built up at the earliest and the funds for the project will come under NESID.
Officials of the department were also present in the inspection.
The minister visited Sahei village, located on the outskirts of Moreh. There, he met with the village chief and later inspected the village playground. He expressed his genuine interest in upgrading the playground to a standard level in the interest of the players and the youths in general, as the playground has been hosting many major tournaments of Moreh town.