Technology needed in the race for development: Biswajit
IMPHAL | Oct 10
Works Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh inaugurated an orientation programme on Data Collection for Road Asset Inventory Assessment of Pavement Condition and Roughness Data at the conference hall, PWD here today.
According to a release, addressing the inaugural function, Biswajit expressed the need for the engineers and officials to understand their respective divisions and roads. Success of the project lies in the accuracy of the data collected and cooperation of the engineers, he said.
He further expressed the need for maintaining accuracy in the data collection process stating that it will be of immense help during the calculation of estimation of projects in future, it added.
The release continued that the works minister stressed the need for technology to enter the race of development, adding that the world is moving so fast and we cannot enter the race without science and technology.
He said politicians alone cannot bring changes in the State. Everyone should understand their own responsibilities. Life without responsibility is meaningless. We should think of our individual contribution towards building our society, said Biswajit.
Stating that too much negative criticism on social media is unwarranted and uncalled for, the minister said criticism should always be there, but it should be of constructive criticism. We welcome all positive ideas, he said, the release added.
“The construction of the foot over-bridge which will minimise traffic congestion and will be for the betterment of the pedestrian is an achievement of the PWD. Let us work harder to gain more trust from the public. Young engineers need to come up with more innovative ideas to steer the State towards development”, said Biswajit.
Biswajit also said authorities concerned should introduce performance based incentives to encourage the officials and staffs.
The release further said, in his brief speech, chief engineer, Kh Temba Singh said the State has seen a lot of development over the decades in terms of infrastructure. However, we should ask ourselves whether we are able to provide a smooth riding quality to our roads. We should improve our performance as per public expectations, he added.
Today’s inaugural function was also attended by additional chief secretary (Works) Dr. Suhel Akhtar as guest of honour. Engineers and other staffs of the department also attended the function. A technical session was also held as part of today’s orientation programme, added the release.
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