Soil and Water Conservation Minister and local MLA, Hamletson Dohling, today virtually launched the laying of a foundation stone for the construction of Lummawbah Government Lower Primary School and inauguration of various projects under the Soil and Water Conservation Department in Lummawbah, Upper Shillong, at a programme organised by the Dorbar Shnong of Lummawbah.
Speaking on the occasion Dohling stated that, as a resident of the village, it is his responsibility to provide the best amenities for its development. He lauded the executive committee of the Dorbar Shnong for their perseverance in following up the various schemes available, thus enabling the realisation of such schemes in Lummawbah.
He also expressed his happiness with the renovated government LP school, which was functioning in a dilapidated manner in years prior. The minister hoped that, with the completion of the work, the school will play an immense part in catering to the educational needs of the children of the village and nearby places. He also informed that the construction is 75 percent complete and is hopeful that the school will be fully functional by the next academic session.
Dohling also said that more than 500 households in the village will benefit from the Jal Jeevan Mission, a central government scheme to provide water directly to all households.
The other projects under the department in Lummawbah are the RCC dam-cum-water distribution chamber at Sangmein, footbridge at Dongsohra, and RCC dam-cum-water conservation structure at Lummawbah.
During the programme, the minister also handed over computers to Lummawbah Government LP School.