SHILLONG: Meghalaya Minister in charge PHE Department, Samlin Malngiang today laid the foundation for the project, 'Provision of additional water supply from Riat Tynrah spring source to Block I, Block II and Block III of Lawsohtun' at a programme held at Basketball Ground, Lawsohtun, Block VI.
Present at the programme were Minister in charge, Urban Affairs and Local MLA, Hamletson Dohling, Local MDC, Mitchel Wankhar, Chief Engineer, PHE Department, K D Talukdar, Additional Chief Engineer, PHE Department, D. War, Headman, Lawsohtun, Lurshai Shylla, village elders and others.
The project, funded under the Rural Development Infrastructure Fund (RIDF)-XXV at an estimated cost of Rs. 3,30,00,000( Rupees Three Crores and Thirty Lakh), was conceptualized with the aim of relieving the water scarcity faced by residents of Blocks I, II and III of Lawsohtun particularly during the lean season.
During his speech at the programme, Minister in charge PHE Department, Samlin Malngiang informed that tender for the project has been called and the project is expected to commence in the month of October this year. On the occasion, the Minister commended the combined efforts of the village Dorbar, PHE officials and the Local MLA and expressed optimism that the project would help alleviate the problem of water scarcity faced by residents of the area. Minister in charge, Urban Affairs Department and Local MLA, Hamletson Dohling meanwhile, in his speech sought the co-operation of all stakeholders to ensure timely completion of the project in the interest of the residents of Lawsohtun, particularly those of Blocks I, II and III.