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Monsoon nag is Bhagat’s meeting piece

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By EMN Updated: Oct 05, 2017 12:52 am
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Surdarshan Bhagat and TR Zeliang (center, front), with the latter’s colleagues, pose for a photograph on Wednesday.

Dimapur, Oct. 4 (EMN): Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Surdarshan Bhagat is in Nagaland and the state’s government has taken the opportunity to seek ‘assistance’ from the central government to build infrastructure.
Bhagat is on a three-day visit to the state and is scheduled to reach Tizit with advisor for Planning CM Chang on Thursday ‘if weather permits.’
The chief minister’s office issued a press release on Wednesday informing about a meeting of Surdarshan Bhagat with the chief minister of Nagaland TR Zeliang at the residential office of the latter in Kohima Oct. 4 evening. Zeliang ‘highlighted the recent damages caused recently due to unusual heavy rain in the state,’ the CMO stated.
“In different parts of the state, bridges have been washed away recently by floods cutting off people from access to basic amenities and causing hardship to the populace, he said while also calling upon the Union minister to assist the state government to put in place Bailey bridges in different parts of the state as immediate relief for the affected public,” the CMO stated. The Union minister assured that the matter “would be examined and taken up in an appropriate manner.”
Also, the press release informed that the chief minister had convened a meeting with three competing project management consultants that had submitted their Expression of Interest (EOI) to implement the Kohima Smart City project.
“The three firms namely SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited, WAPCOS Limited, and Voyants-PWC, of which one would be selected shortly, presented their company’s profile, experiences and credentials through Power Point Presentation,” the press release stated.
The chief minister asked the representatives of the firms to “focus on drainage system, parking, foot-path, water harvesting, underground cables etc.,” in the state’s capital Kohima town. He urged them to expedite the selection process so that the Smart City Project can commence at the earliest, the updates stated.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 05, 2017 12:52:17 am