IMPHAL, November 15: With regards to the upcoming Manipur Sangai Festival 2013, the state government has increased the pace of construction and repair works in various parts of the state but major thrust has been directed on the development of Tulihal Airport.
A team of high ranking official of the state led by the Chief Secretary PC Lamkuwnga inspected the Imphal Airport which has been upgraded to an international airport after approval from the Union cabinet.
During the visit, the Chief Secretary reportedly inspected various facilities which are considered the basic requirements for an international airport such as immigration counter, runway, equipment and machineries. The Chief Secretary’s visit was accompanied by the State DGP MK Das.
It may be recalled that the first international airline flight of Myanmar Golden Myanmar is going to land at the Imphal Airport on November 21, 2013, on the day of inauguration of Manipur Sangai Festival.
The Myanmar delegation aboard the flight will be accompanied by the cultural troupes to Imphal. On the same day another list of more than 100 passengers from Imphal will depart for Myanmar said a source.
The KB Enterprises will take vital role in introducing International flight in Imphal airport. Proprietor of KB Enterprises Kunjabihari already informed that he deposited US 30,000 to the Golden Myanmar Airline flight regarding the Manipur Sangai Festival 2013.