Chief Minister, DoNER Minister Visit Chakma Council

Kamalanagar December 1: Hon’ble Union DoNER Minister Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Pu Lal Thanhawla, Home Minister, Pu R. Lalzirlian, Hon’ble Sport Minister, Pu Zodintluanaga and Hon’ble Tourism Minister, Pu S. Hiato arrived this morning by helicopter to kick off a programme of infrastructure development within Kamalanagar area.

Kamalanagar have never been a witness to so many, multi-crore Government funded programmes taking off in one go as was seen today. The much awaited and talked about Modernization of Kamalanagar Town is finally here. Foundation stone for New CADC Secretariat Building, CADC Session Hall and Kamalanagar College were laid down.

                Modernization of Kamalanagar Town and Kamalanagar College are electoral commitments made to the people of Chakma Autonomous District Council by the former Union DoNER Minister Shri Mani Shankar Ayer in the last State Assembly Election campaign. The Modernization project is being funded under NLCPR at an estimated cost of Rs.1988.82 lac. The implementation of the project will bring about a facelift to Kamalanagar town.

                CADC have always been under constraint for infrastructure to accommodate its various Departments. Presently most of its Departments are run on rented houses spread over different parts of Kamalanagar. Consequently, a lot of the time is consumed in file movement. Construction of the CADC Secretariat at the new site on the way to Udalthana would provide room for all the 28 Departments in a single block. Funding for the construction has been made under 13th Finance Commission at an estimated cost of Rs.8.00 crore. The CADC Session Hall, whose site is just close to the CADC Secretariat, shall be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.3.00 crore under 13th Finance Commission.

                The only College within CADC area which was burnt to ashes in a fire accident this year received a new lease of life with laying of foundation stone by the Hon’ble Union Minister Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar for its construction at the site near Arati Nagar. It will be constructed at an estimated cost of 2.24 crore under NLCPR.

                Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar while speaking on the day said that so far CADC has been awarded with 6 projects under his Ministry amounting to Rs.58.94 Crore out of which two have been already completed. Two more projects, the Construction of Judicial Building at an estimated cost of Rs.6.15 Crore and Chakma Student Hostel at Aizawl at an estimated cost of Rs.6.02 Crore are also retained, he said, by the Ministry to be sanctioned shortly.

                Pu Lal Thanhawla while addressing the public made a reference that all the people of Mizoram are minorities and for peace and harmony and prosperity in the State we must live as one people. He also said that the road connecting Kamalanagar and Lunglei is being newly aligned to make it accessible even for heavy vehicles.