From Our Correspondent
KANGPOKPI | Oct 6
A memorandum of understanding was inked today by the Kuki Inpi including all civil society organizations of Kangpokpi with Bhartia Infra Project Limited, the agency responsible for construction of NH-2 between Kuki Taphou to Koubru Laikha.
The Kuki SoO UGs and the Indo-Kuki tripartite political dialogue entities under United People’s Front, one of the conglomerates of various Kukis were present in the written acknowledgment for strengthening of existing pavements on National Highway – 2.
The acknowledgement of the Kuki UGs under UPF said we shall provide full cooperation to avoid unnecessary disturbances in our areas of operation throughout the construction period and provided security and protection to all machineries and labourers.
It also requests the concerned company to begin the construction work at the earliest in the larger interest of the general populace.
Considering the sincere commitment guaranteed by the Bhartia Infra Project Limited for finer road condition which the people never experience before, the Kuki Inpi and CSOs also ensure to extend all possible help for the safety and protection of the Bhartia Infra Project Limited workers during the construction period.
The Kuki Inpi further instructed all the village chiefs more particularly towards those situated along the national highway to ensure safety and protection of the BIPL workers and render assistance in their construction activities at anytime including day or late night.
It asked all the residents of Kangpokpi district more particularly residents residing along the National Highway to extend maximum cooperation and assistant to the BIPL officials and workers and directed to take ensuring their safety and protection as well as maintaining cordial environment with them as an mandatory duties and responsibility in the interest of all.
However, the Kuki Inpi on behalf of all CSOs cautioned that anyone defying the directives of the Kuki Inpi and CSOs and found indulging in creating unnecessary disturbances to the construction workers shall be sternly dealt with and the concerned person(s) shall take sole responsible for any action taken by the Kuki Inpi and CSOs.
A BIPL official assured that the company will not compromise on quality and assured to provide the best road condition which no company had earlier presented.
However, the BIPL official said that it will instantly leave the site in case of disturbances from any section and shift to a safe site where there will be no disturbances.
He also said that the BIPL will work as per Engineering Procurement Construction [EPC] mode which is a popular model being adopted globally in many projects like road construction, roof-top solar projects, etc. while adding that highway in India projects are being implemented through EPC model.
The MoU inked between the BIPL and Kuki Inpi including all CSOs said that both the party agreed to work hand in hand over the construction of National Highway -2, Mao-Imphal section from Km.263.00 – 287.00 (Kuki Taphou – Koubru Laikha) on EPC Mode in Manipur.