Last updated on: February 4, 2020 at 10:39 pm IST
WOKHA, February 4: The much awaited water supply project at Akuk Old Village under Wokha District was finally commissioned by PHED Minister, Jacob Zhimomi, who handed over the fully functioning water supply project to the water-starved village here on Tuesday, six years since start of the project.
Funded by the NEC under Ministry of DONER, the project worth Rs 285.22 lakhs, implemented by the PHED Department, came into reality after six years (2014-20). The project has a capacity to provide 42,500 litres per hour and can adequately supply the entire village.
Speaking at the commissioning programme, Jacob congratulated the villagers on the occasion on behalf of the PDA Government and assured all help in maintaining the water supply project. He informed that access to water, safe drinking water, was a top priority of the current BJP-led Government at the Centre and that his Department was working tirelessly towards that end.
Jacob highlighted the practical issues the villagers would face in maintaining the project and in that regard called for strengthening WATSAN and community contribution for sustainable and successful utilization of the project. Appointment of two work-charge labourers was assured by Jacob for maintaining the supply system.
The minister further highlighted the various issues confronting the State, especially rising level of unemployment, and touched upon the need to inculcate dignity of labour and humility among today’s youth.
Advisors Mmhonlumo Kikon, Mhathung Yanthan and H Haiying and chief engineer PHED accompanied the minister on the occasion.
(Page News Service)