The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is expected to lend over Rs 900 crore to upgrade around 433 km of roads in the North Eastern states. The centre has plan-ned to improve key road network in the region at an estimated cost of Rs 1,353 crore out of which Rs 908 crore will be provided by ADB.
According to the Mizoram PWD sources, the resurfacing work beginning from Bawngkawn Traffic Point in Aizawl is in progress towards Buichali via Sairang and the work is going on near Rangvamual on January 25.
In Mizoram, a major road construction project, that is financed by the World Bank, is to be started soon. PWD Engineer-in-Chief Lianchungnunga said that the double-lane highway to link Mamit, Lunglei and Lawngtlai district with Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project in the western part of Mizoram has been approved by the Centre and the total length of the road to be constructed with about Rs 2,000 crore World Bank Project II is 350 kilometers.
The Mizoram government has been urged by the officials of thee Common Services Centre (CSC) Project to take necessary initiatives to drive the project successfully as it has been a successful one in other states. CSC project provides high quality and cost-effective video, voice and data content and services, in the areas of e-governance, education, health, telemedicine, entertainment as well as other private services. The CSC –project is a strategic cornerstone of the National e-Governance Plan
The World Bank has expressed interest to fund the Mizoram State Road Project Phase II (MSRP-II). The road project is aimed at boosting better link between Mizoram and its two neigbouring countries-Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has sought the Prime Minister´s nod to include the railway link, along the state´s border with Bangladesh, connecting Assam at both ends as a national project. The connectivity will accelerate trade and commerce with Bangladesh. Along with being rich in minerals besides connecting the international border, it connects Barak Valley in Assam, Tripura, Mizoram to all land custom stations in these states.