Nagaland: Churches donate Rs 36 lakh towards Foothill Road Construction project

Nagaland: Churches donate Rs 36 lakh towards Foothill Road Construction project

KOHIMA | June 28, 2019:

As a gesture of goodwill, the Ao Baptist Arogo Mungdang (ABAM) donated Rs 36,56,282 towards the Foothill Road Construction project in the state.

The cheque was handed over by the delegates of ABAM to Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio during a meeting held at the Chief Minister's residential office on June 27.

Led by Executive Secretary, Mar Atsongchanger, the ABAM delegates expressed their gratitude to the government for taking up the Foothill Road Construction Project from Kilma, Peren to Tizit, Mon "which is an important life-line for Nagas and all neighbouring states for all purposes."

Extending their support to this on-going project, ABAM requested the Chief Minister to personally supervise the project in order to make sure that the work is completed within the stipulated time which will remain as a "legacy for the generations to come."

The Rs 36 lakh amount is a contribution from all the Churches under ABAM as a token of gratitude and appreciation from the people towards the project.

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The Chief Minister, while thanking the ABAM for their keen interest for the development of the Foothill Road and the contribution towards the project, also appreciated the people for contributing their land for development without compensation.

Rio added that the ongoing foothill road was to be named 'Express Way' but due to the in-completion of DPR, the same could not be done.

He also said that he had taken up this project as one of the government's priorities and had discussions on the matter with the Prime Minister and the central government and assured he would do all the needful.

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