Minister for PHED, Nagaland, Jacob Zhimomi during the commissioning of Augmentation of Water Supply to Wokha town at Witter Theological College (WTC) Compound, Vankhosung on October 12. (DIPR Photo)
Wokha, October 12 (MExN): Augmentation of Water Supply to Wokha town was commissioned by Minister for PHED, Nagaland, Jacob Zhimomi at Witter Theological College (WTC) Compound, Vankhosung on October 12.
The scheme which was started in the year 2013 was completed with a total expenditure cost of Rs 1870.75 lakhs, it was informed in a release from DIPR.
Through this project, Wokha town will now receive six lakh cubic litters per day during the lean season which will benefit 600 households covering 20 sectors.
“The scheme is a single stage pumping where water will be pumped from catchment area to Pressure Break Tank located at WTC compound, Vankhosung and distributed to the town by gravity system installed at NAP camp and Ganga Post,” the release said.
Minister, Jacob Zhimomi while addressing the gathering congratulated all stakeholders involved in the successful completion and commissioning of the augmentation project on time and appealed to all section of the people to utilize it judiciously.
Stating that Government acts as felicitator where schemes and development are implemented for the public, he urged them to use the newly commissioned water supply with a sense of ownership and called for protection of the catchment area by planting more trees for sustainability of the project.
Commissioner and Secretary, PHED Nagaland, Dr Maongwati Aier, IAS chaired the programme.
While delivering short speech, Secretary Lotha Hoho, Er Mhondamo Ovung urged the citizens of Wokha town to use the facility with sense of ownership and urged the department that the project should be on sustainable mechanism to benefit the dwellers of the town.
Chairman, Wokha Village Council while thanking the Government for choosing the catchment area in Wokha village also urged that Government to honour the MoU signed between the two parties and assured the department that the Council will protect and take the ownership for the safety of the project.
Later in the day, the Minister also visited the EE (PHED) Office and had interaction with the officers and staff.