Dimapur, February 20: The rehabilitation and upgradation of Longleng-Tuenasng Road was formally launched on February 19 at Nakalempon, Longleng with Minister for Health & Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom as special guest.
While acknowledging the cooperation and support extended by the Chang and Phom community, Pangnyu called upon the landowners of 19 village, NGOs and civil societies under Tuensang and Longleng district to extend fullest cooperation and support for speedy completion of the project with quality rehabilitation of the road. Pangnyu also appealed to the department and the contractor to cooperate with the people and the landowners who have donated their land without compensation. He was optimistic that with the active cooperation of all concern the road will be a model for the rest of the Nagas.
Emphasizing on importance of road for social and economic development of the people, he said the rehabilitation road from Longleng to Tuensang will not benefit only the two districts alone but also the people of Mon and Noklak equally. He asserted that Longleng is fortunate because very soon it will be connected with three National Highway. He urged the people to be humble and come forward with unity and bury their past difference on communal or party line to embrace development for better tomorrow.
DC Longleng, M Shayung Phom, ADC Tuensang Ajit Verma IAS and Rev Dr L Anjo Keikung also spoke and exhorted the people. Brief note on the project was given by A. Pongshi Phom on behalf of the firm and Er Limanaro, Chief Engineer PWD (R&B) on behalf of the Department.
The project is funded under North East Road Sector Development Scheme (NERSDS) NEC.
(Page News Service)