AIZAWL: Its official. Mizoram is all set to receive a fund of Rs 1,000 crore from the Asian Development Bank to uplift the state's healthcare sector.
This was what Chief Minister Zoramthanga said as he was interacting with media in the capital city of Aizawl on Monday.
He said that the entire fund would be utilized to implement a slew of schemes meant to give the health care front a fresh lease of life.
The deal was reached when the Chief Minister was on a visit to New Delhi recently and met the ADB officials.
According to the Chief Minister, the Centre promised to repay Rs 720 crore to ADB while the state government would repay 20% of the entire Rs 1,000 loan.
Zoramthanga accused a section of the people of has been misleading the people with wrong narratives over the proposed ADB loan. He urged the people not to listen to the blatant lies.
Elaborating his activities in the national capital, the Chief Minister said that he met President, Prime Minister, Union home minister, defence minister, finance minister, education minister, health minister, social empowerment minister who assured him of all support.
He further claimed to have told the leaders at the Centre that the country should broker peace with Myanmar. He however, has asked the Myanmar refugees not to purchase land and run business without permission.
Zoramthanga urged the Centre to take over the Zoram Medical College (ZMC) for the academic as well as infrastructural improvement of the medical college. Accordingly, he was assured of help.
Zoramthanga invited Union Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Mizoram in November to open the Assam Rifles Headquarters at Zokhawsang. The schedule has yet to be confirmed.
He further claimed to have received support from Union human resource development minister to set up the southern campus of Mizoram University in Lunglei.