Former MP Wangyuh on Tuli Paper Mill, Inland water transport
Dimapur, June 25: Former MP W. Wangyuh Konyak has asked the government of Nagaland particularly Commerce & Industry department to collect official papers relating to revival of Tuli Paper Mill during his tenure if it is necessary.
The Wangyuh in a statement issued today said, “During my tenure as MP (L.S) had physically visited Tuli Paper Mill to ascertain the position of the mill on that day CL. John present Minister (RD) also accompanied me. After visited the T.P.M (Pvt. Ltd) I had taken up in with many concerned ministries for revival of Tuli Paper Mill. Now I have seen in all local news paper that, Government of India assured to sanction Rs. 30 Cr. to Hindustan Paper Corporation and Rs. 12 Cr. would be made available to Nagaland Pulp & Paper Company Limited (NPPC Ltd.) to clear Machineries repair. Yes, this topic may be new to this Govt. while taking up the matter. However, let give detail reason for consumption of the Govt. Basing on my request Government of India taken up the matter with concern ministry and the department. Accordingly, Mukesh Nigam department of Heavy Industry had a letter Vide Letter No. 8(38) 2004 — PE VII dated 29th December’ 2005 to R.C. Thamlani Advisor (IBVSE) of Planning Commission, subsequently Department of heavy industry made a presentation in planning commission on revival scheme of NPPL Ltd. On 16/02/2006.”
Wangyuh said, “After examining the proposal the planning commission and the commission agreed to accord in principle approves for financing the scheme and decided to made available of Rs. 50 Cr. for three years from non-lapsable funds (DONER) Department of heavy Industry presented the outlay and approved by the Planning Commission, the Planning Commission even agreed to the proposal for furnishing a counter guarantee for the term and working capital loan since state could not manage.”
In a separate release, Wangyuh highlighted about the letter to the Centre on the need for Inland Water Way in Nagaland. He urged the Minister for Shipping and Road Transport & Highway to get the survey work start by any team or agency and get Detailed Project Report 9DPR) prepared immediately, so that the people of Nagaland also, may know the meaning of Inland waterways.
“Govt. of India is aware that Nagaland is under special Category State. People of Nagaland don’t know that the Inland water transport is a’ available in the country. They have not seen in their dream. Meantime Ministry of Shipping had taken up a project for construction of Inland Waterway in Tizu River in Nagaland between Logmatar and International Border of Myanmar for promotion of Indo — Myanmar Border Trade through Inland water transport.”
He said, “Inland Water Transport (IWT) proposed the length of Waterway to be taken up is 42 KMs. The survey work had been awarded to Minor Ports Survey Organization (MPSO) and assurance given by the Minister was that survey work has to be commencing shortly. Meantime, this survey work could not be taken up because MPSO has been diverted to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands to taken up post — Tsunami survey however, the Minister had again given the written assurance to me that to explore possibility of deputing another survey team to commence the survey work in Nagaland during last season. But this survey work is yet to start.”