Manipur set to come up with second trade corridor to South-East Asia to boost Centre’s Act East policy. Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced his government’s plans to develop Behiang town in Churachandpur district as the second trade corridor to the South-East Asian countries as part of the Centre’s Act East policy.
Singh was speaking at the Zou Gal Centenary Commemoration, 2017 function held at the Behiang village in Churachandpur district. It was Biren’s maiden visit to the remote village located along the Indo-Myanmar border, which is around 135 km away from Imphal.
Visited the border town Behiang in Churachandpur District and attended the Zou Gal Centenary Commemoration 2017 today.
Also laid the foundation stone for the Maharaj Chandrakirti Memorial Park and inaugurated the newly constructed Staff Quarters of the PHC, Behiang. @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/rUiE37c95i
— Nongthombam Biren (@NBirenSingh) December 19, 2017
The chief minister said “the government is planning to set up a trade centre at Behiang in order to boost border trade like that in Moreh. For this, there is a need to improve road connectivity”, he said while adding that he had “requested the Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to upgrade Singhat-Behiang section of Churachandpur-Behiang road to a National Highway.”
The chief minister further said, “he and his cabinet ministers would visit Behiang regularly to look into the developmental needs of the village and adjoining areas.”
Lauding the villagers for protecting a historical site associated with Maharaja Chandrakirti, the chief minister assured them to do ‘something special’ as a gift for the village for keeping the remembrance and history of the late king alive at the village.
Biren also promised to upgrade Primary Health Centre (PHC), Singhat to the status of a Community Health Centre (CHC). He also urged the villagers to extend their support of the Behiang Police Station, for which the foundation stone was laid by him earlier in the day.