IMPHAL, October 26: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has inaugurated Yairipok Tampha Market, Yairipok Bridge and Yairipok CHC Building today.
Speaking at the inaugural function, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi stated that the real owner of land is the government and no community should think they are the real owners of the land where they inhabit.
He further asserted that various communities of the state have been living in peace and harmony since time immemorial.
Chief Minister also announced the upgradation of Yairipok Nagar Panchayat and Lilong Nagar Panchayat to the status of municipality along with Rs. 50 crore package for the development of tourist centres at Kaina, Khongjom and Kwarok Mahadeva.
He assured that the government will take up various development works in the state from time to time as per the requirement and convenience of the public.
The newly inaugurated Tampha Market is a gift to Yairipok people for Ningol Chakkouba, Chief Minister added.
It may be mentioned that the construction of Yairipok Bridge began in 2002 and completed in October 24, 2011. The estimated cost of the bridge is Rs. 586.30 lakh while Yairipok CHC has been constructed at the cost of Rs. 176.57 lakh.
The Tampha Market was constructed by Manipur Development Society.
The inaugural function was also attended by works minister K Ranjit, health minister L Jayentakumar and Wangkhem MLA K Meghachandra.