Foundations stone plaques for construction and renovation of roads in and around Jowai in West Jaiñtia Hills district were today unveiled at a function held at Madan Mihmyntdu by Deputy Chief Minister in charge PWD, Prestone Tynsong.
The cost of the project pegged at Rs. 84, 14, 37,000 will cover improvement, metalling and blacktopping of a 2.08 km internal village road at Niriang at Rs.1, 20, 87,000, protection of road formation of Madan Thadlaskein Via Mission Aitnar to Mutong Road by Construction of R-WALL, B-WALL, V-Shape drain etc at Rs. 2, 13, 50,000; metalling and black topping of 2.779 km internal village roads at Sabah Muswang at Rs. 2 crore, rehabilitation, metalling and black topping of 6.677 km of internal roads at Mihmyntdu village under RIDF-XXVII at Rs. 5 crore.
The project will also cover rehabilitation and improvement of roads within Jowai town under the World Bank MITP at 33 km for Rs. 28 crore, construction of 10 meter bridge from KNB Road to Thomas Jones College at Rs. 80 lakhs and widening, improvement and strengthening of 22.30 km Demthring-Sohmynting- Moodymmai road at Rs. 45 crore.
Speaking on the occasion Tyngsong acknowledged the efforts of the state government towards bringing about the development and welfare of the general public in every part of the state, in particular the initiative taken towards the improvement and construction of roads. He also applauded the Jowai MLA, Wailadmiki Shylla for his dedication towards upliftment of the constituency.
Shylla thanked the government for the initiative taken for the improvement and construction of roads especially the construction of the bridge connecting KNB road toThomas Jones College, the widening and improvement of Demthring-Sohmynting- Moodymmai road which he said will ease traffic jam in Jowai town and serve to facilitate a faster transportation between Jowai town and it’s adjoining villages.
Urban Affairs Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar also spoke on the occasion.