IMPHAL, March 22 (NNN): Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi inspected the construction works and its development of the Dolaithabi Barrage Project (Dam) on Saturday morning. The project was being constructed over the Iril river at the adjoining area of Imphal East district and Senapati districts.
In the inspection visit, the Chief Minister was accompanied by State Assembly Speaker Lokeshwor, IFCD Minister Ngamthang Haokip, Chief Engineer of the department concerned and representatives of NS Sinha and Company, a firm which is responsible for the construction of the project gate.
O Ibobi was not at all satisfied at the pace and the manner in which the construction works are being taken up, and later strongly instructed the officials concerned to speed up the process.However, the five piers of the dams are completed.
It may be mentioned that the construction of Dollaithabi Barrage Project was approved by the Planning Commission in June, 1992 at the cost of rRs 18.86 crores. However, the project could not see its light of the day so far. Later on, the project went through two revisions by the Planning Commission, one in 2005 and the later in 2009. It is estimated that the project, when completed, will benefit irrigation to land areas of over 7545 hectares.