Manipur government will press Centre to complete Indo-Myanmar border fencing: Biren


Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh, responding to the starred question raised by opposition MLA K. Ranjit Singh regarding the present Indo-Myanmar border fencing issue, informed the current House on Tuesday that the government will look into the matter and will pressed the central government to consult with the concerned authorities to complete the fencing work soon.

It was the eight day of the ongoing second session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly.

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Biren said at present the construction of fencing from border pillar number 79 to border pillar number 81 has completed with a length of 5.6 kilometre.

He said the ministry of home affairs, India has informed the state government that border fencing work for a distance of 60.023 km has already started.

Regarding the border dispute of Indo-Myanmar, government of India and Myanmar have to discuss, but with the consent of state government, he added.

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Ranjit sought the reason on the completion of only a distance of 5.6 kilometre of the border fencing in the last 5 years.

Biren said border fencing construction work has been started before the last 5 years. The construction is not able to speed up as issues came up from time to time. The state government will try to press the central government to complete the border dispute issues at the earliest, he said.


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