Municipal’s project for a ‘better’ Dimapur turns two
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, June 2: It was on June 1 2017 that the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) launched a three-tier city improvement project called ‘A Better Dimapur’ through which it aimed at improving the condition of urban Dimapur’s sanitation, environment and health through community participation.
The project was the brainchild of the DMC’s administrator Moa Sangtam.
‘A Better Dimapur’ aspires to achieve a “cleaner, greener and a healthy Dimapur with community participation.” The core idea behind ‘A Better Dimapur’ was to inculcate civic sense among the city’s citizens through community participation; a mindset change that will transform the city for the better.
Two years since the project was launched, the DMC has collaborated with various Dimapur-based civil society with one objective—a ‘better’ Dimapur.
The A Better Dimapur project commemorated its 2nd anniversary on Sat. June 1 at Hotel Acacia in Dimapur. The commitment of the collaborating teams was evident with their attendance and their contribution to the project.
To commemorate the day, a manuscript by the DMC called the “Conversion of dumpsite project 2018-19” was released. The manuscript contained reports about the conversion of dumpsite project, adoption project and closing of dumpsite.
The project locations of the dumpsite project that have been completed are the site outside the Rama Krishna Mission, Duncan (July 2018); Notun Basti-LRC junction (April 2018); Midland opp. Little Star Hr. Sec School (Oct. 2018); Supply colony outside administrative quarters (Aug. 2018); sidewalk between PWD junction to West Police Station (Dec. 2018); Delux Point (Feb. 2019); NL Road (Feb. 2019); and Chakhesang colony, outside Dimapur Sumi Baptist Church (May 2019).
The closure of the dumpsites has been initiated at seven locations: Hill View colony (May 2018); Duncan Road near VJ’s coaching centre (April 2018); old Flyover opposite Hotel Sente (Sept. 2018); Army Supply road (April 2019); Supply colony near Metro Hospital (Sept. 2018); Khermahal Neisatuo colony (Oct. 2018); and Khermahal Naga Cemetery road (Oct. 2018).