Responding to a starred question raised by opposition MLA K Ranjit Singh regarding the present India-Myanmar border fencing issue, Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday informed the House that the government will look into the matter and will mount pressure on the Central government to consult with the authorities concerned to complete the fencing work soon.
The chief minister, who is also leader of the House, was speaking at the second session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.
Biren informed the House that the construction of border fencing from border pillar number 79 to border pillar number 81 is completed with a length of 5.6 kilometre.
He said the Union Home Ministry has informed the state government that border fencing work for a distance of 60.023 km has already started. Continuing his note, Biren said, regarding the India-Myanmar border dispute, the government of India and Myanmar have to discuss but with the consent of the state government
Supplementing the starred question, Ranjit sought information through the assembly floor as to what would be the reason that, for the last 5 years, only a distance of 5.6 kilometre of the border fencing work is completed.
Biren said border fencing construction work started before five years ago, but it could not speed up as small issues came up from time to time. The state government will try to press the Central government to complete the border dispute issues at the earliest, he informed.