IMPHAL: The Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurated several development projects in Manipur on Sunday. He inaugurated the e-office and Thoubal Multipurpose Project (Thoubal Dam) in Imphal through virtual mode. He also laid the foundation stone of seven major development projects, including the Churachandpur Medical College, IT-SEZ at Mantripukhri, Manipur Bhawan in Dwarka, New Delhi and the Integrated Command and Control Center at Imphal. Union Minister for Development of North-Eastern Region, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on this occasion, Amit Shah said this day marks an important milestone in the developmental journey of Manipur started under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Today many important projects are being started in a single day, including a Medical College at Churachandpur, IIIT and IT-SEZ at Mantripukhri, which will serve as a benchmark for the entire North East.
The Minister also said the State Police Headquarters and Smart City Integrated Center at Imphal will help in advancing Smart Governance. Shri Shah said the IIIT and IT-SEZ will connect the youth of Manipur with the world. After the creation of IT-SEZ, the GDP of Manipur will increase by Rs 4,600 crore annually and there will be employment generation for 44,000 people. With the establishment of the medical college, the youth of Manipur will come out as doctors and the health system of the state will be strengthened.
The Union Home Minister lauded under the leadership of Narendra Modi, the state Chief Minister, has steered Manipur out of bandhs and blockades on the path of development. Modi ji is committed to the development of the entire North-East and the trust of the people here will never be compromised. Shah said the Chief Minister of Manipur, Biren Singh has done remarkable work in the last 3 years. There has not been a single shutdown in the last 3 years, which proves that people flourish under the rule of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Biren Singh has led Manipur on the path of development under the leadership of the Prime Minister, and has given a new identity to Manipur.