CM wants Smart City project either in Dimapur or Kohima
Dimapur, October 6
Chief Minister TR Zeliang has expressed his keen interest in revenue generation projects particularly Mega Smart City either in Dimapur or Kohima, which will be taken up shortly and for this, he sought HUDCO partnership in funding the projects.
Dr. M. Ravi Kanth, IAS, Chairman & Managing Director, HUDCO, New Delhi who called on Chief Minister today discussed a slew of issues concerning business generation and development of the State. During the meeting, CMD highlighted various schemes and programmes, which can be funded by HUDCO.
‘The Centre has envisioned the concept of building 100 smart new cities in the country. The new government looks forward to the smart cities that will have better facilities, better connectivity and better environment. Various aspects of a smart city include urban development, power, energy, transport, technology, green building, network & communication technology, etc.’CMD, HUDCO also discussed about the CSR programme of HUDCO with the Chief Minister. HUDCO had already granted assistance to Health & Family Welfare Department for construction of Short Home Stay for HIV patients at Kohima, and for purchase of Cesspool vehicles for Kohima and Dimapur Municipal Councils.
Neiba Kronu, Parliamentary Secretary, Planning & Co-ordination, Evaluation & Monitoring, Dr. Longrineken, Parliamentary Secretary, Labour & Employment, Kikheto Sema, IAS, Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, Finance Department were also present in the meeting. Later in the evening, CMD met Governor, P.B. Acharya and held a discussion. He will leave for Delhi via Kolkata tomorrow.
Dr. M.Ravi Kanth, L.M. Yanthan, Regional Chief, HUDCO and other officials from Regional Office, Kohima toured Northeast from October 2 to 7.
Earlier, they visited Aizawl and Manipur and held meetings with various government officials, including chief ministers, ministers, parliamentary secretaries and other officials to discuss on various schemes and programmes of HUDCO for development of northeastern states.
CMD who arrived Kohima on October 5 also met M. Thomas Ngullie, Parliamentary Secretary for Women Resource Development.