AIZAWL, Sept 24 NNN : Union Minister of State for DoNER, Paban Singh Ghatowar today visited Lawngtlai in Mizoram where he laid the foundation stone for construction of 49 School buildings within Lai Autonomous District Council.
Speaking on the occasion, the DoNER minister said that while Mizoram being one of highest ranking states in India in literacy rate, Lawngtlai district in the meantime stands at the bottom among Mizoram districts in term of literacy rate. While acknowledgement of this poor performance of the district the central government has initiated a plan to uplift Lawngtlai District in education, the Union Minister said.
It is in pursuance of this central government plan that the buildings for 49 schools in the district- 27 Primary Schools and 22 Middle Schools, are to be renovated which shall cost Rs. 11.09 crore, the DoNER Minister said, adding the initiative this time is in fact the second phase in execution of the central plan.
The visiting DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar on the occasion highlighted the various projects undertaken by Mizoram government under NEC. He mentioned that work has been done for 127 Projects so far, of which 67 projects completed and 64 projects being on, and also 67 new projects yet to initiate. Among the ongoing projects also include those within Lawngtlai District which are: construction of Lawngtlai College at estimated cost of Rs 13.09 crore; upgradation of Lawngtlai town at estimated cost of Rs. 11.82 crore; construction of Parva to Chimenosora Road at estimated cost of Rs.11.52 crore; construction of Lawngtlai Bypass Road at estimated cost of Rs. 10.29 crore; construction of Lungpuighat Road at estimated cost of Rs. 15.45 crore; Greater Lawngtlai Water Supply Scheme at estimated cost of Rs.14.50 crore; and construction of Lai Hostel in Aizawl at estimated cost of 5.75 crore, the DoNER Minister mentioned.
Within a few years from now, Lawngtlai district will have immense progress, said the DoNER Minister, who also expressed his happiness over visiting Lawngtlai for the second time.
Accompanying the DoNER Minister during his visit to Lawngtlai, Mizoram Finance Minister, H. Liansailova, thanked the people of Lawngtlai in advance saying it has been heard that they will provide their land free of cost for the proposed Lawngtlai Bypass road. Adding that working in full cooperation with the people is often fruitful, H Liansailova shared his hope that when the Look East Policy is materialized, Lawngtlai district will benefit a lot from it even to the extent beyond their expectation. New Land Use Policy (NLUP) also enhances immense development to the State, and for its continuation too, there is enough fund, the minister said.
Besides H. Liansailova, Health Minister Lalrinliana Sailo, Tourism Minister S. Hiato and Lok Sabha MP CL Ruala also accompanied the DoNER Minister, and from DoNER Ministry Jt Secretary V.B Pathak and Director Uma Kant were also there.
On his arrival at Lawngtlai Helipad, the DoNER Minister was received by Lawngtlai DC J. Hmingthanmawia, Lawngtlai SP BK Singh, LADC CEM C.Ngunlianchunga and other top officials.
The function for foundation laying function held in front of LADC Building was presided over by Lawngtlai DC, while LADC CEM delivered short speech, and Hmunhre, LADC Planning Board Vice Chairman delivered Vote of thanks
The DoNER Minister returned to Aizawl after the programme. As reported earlier, the DoNER Minister is here on a 2-day visit.
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