NEW DELHI, Mar 28 :DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh +has assured Chief Minister N Biren Singh that the DoNER Ministry, through its NLCPR (Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources) fund, will donate Rs 48 crore for fitting flood lights for the hockey stadium and main stadium at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex.
The DoNER Minister gave this assurance when Chief Minister N Biren called on him at New Delhi today during his first visit to the National capital after being sworn in as the head of the first-ever BJP led Government of Manipur.
The Chief Minister discussed a wide range of issues related to several ongoing and delayed projects in the State during his meeting with Dr Jitendra Singh.
The initial one-to-one meeting between the Chief Minister and the DoNER Minister was followed by a joint meeting in which officers from the State Government and the DoNER Ministry also participated.
One of the important issues that came up during the discussion was setting up of Sports University near Imphal which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi nearly two years ago, but had got delayed on account of certain procedural and land acquisition issues on the part of the State Government.
It was decided that with the cognizance of the Sports Ministry, the project will soon be put on fast-track.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that DoNER will also help the Government of Manipur in the construction of women’s markets in different districts of the State depending on the priority of the State Government.
The novel idea of starting an “Air-dispensary-cum-ambulance” helicopter service, which was mooted by Dr Jitendra Singh a few months ago, will be carried forward through North-Eastern Council.
Source: The Sangai Express