Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Wednesday inspected the on-going flood protection works at Noa-Dihing at New Silatoo in Mahadevpur and instructed the executing agency to complete in within February.
Mein enquired about the progress of flood protection works at Deobeel (Namsai), Philobari, Mahaloni, Woisali, Dirak Miri, Rajabeel villages under Lekang circle. He instructed the executing agency and engineers to expedite the works and complete the flood protection works over Noa-Dihing River by February next.
He asked the Deputy Commissioner to hold coordination meeting with the Panchayat and public leaders of the area and to see that there is no disturbance from any quarter in the smooth execution of the work.
He further asked the district administration to set up temporary police camp at the site for security and protection of engineers and technical staffs. Trouble makers must be dealt sternly, Mein said, and asked the Deputy Commissioner to book those creating trouble under appropriate section of law.
Executive Engineer, WRD Jaleeng Mannou informed the DCM that trial work and construction of coffer dams have started and the work of back filling cum embankment is under progress, which along with works like approached roads would be completed soon.
He assured DCM that the department will carry out the work as demonstrated in New Silatoo and would complete the work by February end.
He further briefed about installation of sheet pile walls considered to be environmental friendly and constructive solution for flood control.
Earlier, the engineers of Water Resource Department demonstrated installation of Steel Sheet Piles walls carried out along the river bank of Noa-Dihing.
Mein was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner RK Sharma and team of officers and engineers from various departments.
It is pertinent to inform that during the last monsoon, the whole of Mahadevpur town was devastated by flood water of Noa-Dihing and many people were rendered homeless due to sudden change of course of the river.
Later, Mein also attended a public meeting at New Silatoo.