Mokokchung DPDB welcomes new Chairman
Mokokchung, July 5 (EMN): The monthly Mokokchung District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting was held under the new Chairman Sharingain Longkumer (MLA) at the ADC (Planning Cell) Conference Hall on Friday.
The meeting was also attended by former DPDB Chairman and Advisor Imnatiba who took charge of the house business along with Minister Tongpang Ozukum, and vice chairman and DC Mokokchung Rajesh Soundararajan.
Speaking during the meeting, board chairman Longkumer congratulated the district administration for smooth implementation of electioneering process and successfully conducting both the parliamentary and by-elections to 26-Aonglenden assembly constituency.
He also sought full cooperation-coordination-communication (CCC) from the members of DPDB and called upon the members to support and contribute to cater to the needs of the people.
Ozukum and Imnatiba also lauded the district administration for the successful and peaceful conduct of the MP and by-election without any untoward incidents.
While welcoming the new Chairman, Rajesh touched on a number of agendas that were tabled during discussion which included upgrade of SDO (C) Changtongya to ADC Circle, Tuli Paper Mill and Tsungremmong Mini Hornbill preparation among others.
The DC informed the house that a separate meeting for the Tsungremmong Mini Hornbill preparation will be held and urged the member to come mentally prepared to chalk out the programme for the upcoming event. Ozukum also informed that from next year onwards, Mini Hornbill will incorporate with the Moatsu festival.
On upgrade of SDO (C), Changtongya to ADC Circle, the house observed that as one of the oldest town, it a genuine proposal and should be sent to the government for approval as it represents the aspiration of the people of Changtongya circle.
Imnatiba also informed the house that with the closure of Tuli Paper Mill, alternative ways to use the mill have been suggested but did not disclose any detail.
Ozukum queried about the upgrade of Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital (IMDH) and loan delayed by the banks to Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) beneficiaries.
The MS of IMDH appraised the house that wards marked for demolition has been vacated and waiting for the Engineering Wing of the department to issue work order and demolition. On PMEGP, the DC, who is the Chairman of District Task Force Committee, informed that the banks go for beneficiaries’ project viability check and most of them come under non-viability; however, the committee is facilitating the beneficiaries by assuring that their projects are viable.