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DMC transforms garbage dumpsite into waiting shed

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By Mirror Desk Updated: May 30, 2019 1:45 am
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A before and after pictures of the dumpsite at Chakhesang colony outside the Dimapur Sumi Baptist Church. (EM Images)

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, May 29: In Dimapur’s Chakesang colony, the once garbage dumpsite outside Dimapur Sumi Baptist Church, which used to be an eyesore in the area and a breeding ground for flies, rodents and other domestic pests, has been transformed into a waiting shed by the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC).

The waiting shed was inaugurated on Wednesday by Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) president T Bangerloba.
DMC administrator Moa Sangtam said at the inaugural function that the waiting shed was constructed at a cost of INR 1.50 lakh and the Dimapur Sumi Baptist Church has agreed to take up the responsibility of maintaining it.

Bangerloba lauded “A better Dimapur” project initiated by DMC, saying that the contribution of the self-sustaining civic body for the commercial hub over the last two years was notable. He added that the project is not only a big responsibility of the DMC but also of Dimapur citizens.

The NCD president went on to say it is the responsibility of every individual to maintain the facilities provided by the municipal council.

Chakhesang colony Gaon Bura Khole Kapfo in his address expressed gratitude to the DMC for taking up such initiative for a better Dimapur, saying that the dumpsite used to be a breeding ground for houseflies; and the problem severs during monsoon. He said that the thoughtful and selfless effort of the municipal council should be considered as a boon for all.

It may be mentioned that the DMC has converted eight dumpsites – near Rama Krishna Mission at Duncan; NL Road; Notun Basti-LRC junction; Midland; Supply colony, outside administrative quarters; Yimkong sidewalk between PWD junction and West Police station; Delux point and outside Dimapur Sumi Baptist Church – into utility facilities since “A Better Dimapur” project started in July last year. It has also closed seven dumpsites for the project.

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By Mirror Desk Updated: May 30, 2019 1:45:46 am