Nambul River sewerage treatment plant construction will be completed before next general election: CM Biren

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inspected the Sewerage Treatment Plant which is under construction at Heirangoithong Maibam Leikai in Imphal West.


Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inspecting the under-construction Sewerage Treatment Plant at Heirangoithong Maibam Leikai in Imphal West on March 21, 2021

 

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh assured completion of the Nambul River Sewerage Treatment Plant during an inspection of the sewerage construction site on Sunday. The Sewerage Treatment Plant is under construction at Heirangoithong Maibam Leikai in Imphal West.

Addressing the media at the inspection site, Biren expressed satisfaction with the construction work in progress. Around 60 per cent of the construction work has been completed till now and is expected to complete before March 2022, he said.

The chief minister said the Sewerage Treatment Plant was being constructed as a part of the Rejuvenation and Conservation of Nambul River under the National River Conservation Plan.

Under the treatment plant, sewerage and waste drained out from places along the Nambul River would be pipelined to the treatment plant and after distillation, the water could be drained to the Nambul River or provided for irrigation to paddy lands in the suroounding areas, he said.

Biren informed that a retaining wall would be constructed along the river near the treatment plant.

He said that the pollution level of the Nambul River is increasing due to the flow of wastage from places along the riverside which is also polluting the Loktak Lake and the habitat of Sangai.

The chief minister also appealed to the people to lend support to the river conservation drive started by the state home department to keep every river of the state clean and unpolluted before the arrival of the rainy season.

The Nambul River Sewerage Treatment Plant is being constructed at an estimated cost of around Rs 97.72 crore and has a capacity of 16 Million Litre per Day (MLD).

During the inspection, the chief minister was accompanied by Forest and Environment Minister Awangbow Newmai and officials of the state environment department.

Later, the chief minister attended a mega cleaning campaign for saving the environment under the name “Save Nambul, Save Environment" organised by the Mongshangei Kanba Apunba Lup.

Addressing the gathering, Biren appreciated the Mongshangei Kanba Lup for its voluntary contribution towards keeping the Nambul River and the environment clean and safe. He also appealed to the public to contribute towards keeping the environment clean for the future generation.

 

First Published:March 21, 2021, 6:48 p.m.

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