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NFHRCC welcomes ZPO to its fraternity

By EMN Updated: Sep 19, 2018 11:41 pm

Dimapur, Sep. 19 (EMN): The Nagaland Foothills Road Co-ordination Committee (NFHRCC) on Wed. welcomed the Zeliang Peoples’ Organisation “to its fraternity as they have formally joined the bandwagon of the Naga Survival Road Initiatives”. The committee also highly appreciated for his bold initiative in expedite the completion of the remaining earth cutting works and also for calling a consultative meeting on Sep. 21 with regard to the foothill issue.
A press release issued by the NFRCC convener, Sapu Jamir and Asst. General Secretary, Chenithung Humtsoe, while welcoming the ZPO to its fold, said that informed about about the genesis, the activities and achievements of the committee so far.

It said that the NFHRCC was formed in 2013 out of necessity to press forward to the government for immediate construction of the historic road project; accordingly, under the leadership of chief minister, ‘Neiphiu Rio and his government’ took keen interest on the so called extra-ordinary road project in Nagaland linking Tizit in Mon to Khilma in Peren district.

“As per the initial DPR only 8 Kms stretch viz. 3 kms in Naginimora sector and 5 kms in Niuland Sectors remains to be completed for the fresh earth cutting works at an estimated cost of Rs.11.5 crores,” the release stated. However, it stated redresses from Dimapur Khilma sector is expected to be inclusive when the state-2 construction works begins.

It welcomed the gesture of the chief minister Neiphiu Rio who, after becoming the chief minister in March 2018, ‘undertook a bold initiative to revive the historical road project into a reality’.

It also stated that it is heartening that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH), GoI had already given a green signal to start the ‘Phase 1 of the State 2 works which envisage to cover Nuiland to Amguri sectors’.

While deeply appreciating the appreciating the assurance given by the chief minister to expedite the completion of the remaining earth cutting works, the NFHRCC appealed the government to issue work order at the earliest so as to resume the works in the onset of the dry season.

Nonetheless, the committee expressed profound gratitude to the chief minister for convening a joint meeting on Sep. 21 along with the concerned departmental officials, the contractors of the Doyang bridge at Liphanyan and NFHRCC to formulate a better coordinating mechanism to complete the ‘Survival Road Project’ on war footing. It further stated that the committee is also scheduled to meet the Minister, PWD (Roads and Bridges), Tongpang Ozukum on Sep. 21, the release stated.

By EMN Updated: Sep 19, 2018 11:41:55 pm