HM lays Wokha-Zunheboto bridge foundation stone
Dimapur, Dec. 5 (EMN): Home minister, Y Patton on December 5 formally laid a foundation stone for construction of a connecting bridge between Wokha and Zunheboto. The foundation stone was laid at Doyang River between N Longidang village under Wokha district and Shena Old under in Zunheboto district.
Speaking on the occasion, Patton stated that successful construction of the bridge would not bring the two districts closer but enhanced economic advantages. He said Zunheboto district would have greater advantages in trade and business with Merapani via Wokha.
Patton also added that the bridge would play a vital role in ushering peace and understanding and more cooperation between the two districts in future.
The Home minister also urged the people to propagate and practice clean elections, which according to him should start from an individual.
Patton appealed to every section of Naga society to shun muscle power and avoid violence during the election. He said violence is also a part of corruption and against the law.
He urged every citizen to elect dedicated and visionary leaders who could bring about development for the state and led the Naga society at large.
Er. Picto, parliamentary secretary of law and justice, in his address, said, building a bridge is a long awaited dreams of the people especially to the two connecting villages of N Longidang and Shena Old. He has termed it as a historic day as the long felt dream would soon be realised with the construction of the bridge.
He has appeal to the neighbouring villagers to cooperate with construction activities. He further urged the department of Road and Bridges and contractor to expedite the assigned work at the earliest in order to fulfil the aspiration of the people.
Er. Levi, parliamentary secretary of housing, stated that with the construction of the bridges would usher in unity and sense of brotherhood between the two neighbouring villages. He also urged the Nagas to do away with ‘clanism,’ ‘tribalism,’ and ‘favouritism politics’ but to focus on the larger prospects.
Contractor Avikhu Zhimomi informed that the project work was funded through Central Work Fund under Road and Bridges Department, Government of Nagaland with an amount of INR 14.42 crore. He said the contract work is being taken up by the Hexeat Syndicate.