NSU delayed due to communication gap, resolved: CM
IMPHAL, 9th Jun: National Sports University (NSU) project was delayed due to a communication gap between the centre and the state, but as the matter has been sorted out now, the project would see the light of day soon, said chief minister N Biren Singh.
Speaking during his inspection visit along with youth affairs and sports minister Letpao Haokip to see the progress of construction of permanent campus of the NSU at Haraothel/Koutruk on Tuesday, CM Biren revealed that the inspection came after he had a video conferencing with Union youth affairs and sports minister Kiren Rijiju on early completion of construction of the campus on Monday.
“NSU is a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also a dream university of the people of the North East and Manipur in particular,” he said.
Now, the work agency has been changed and the project has been handed over to NBCC (India) Ltd. As such, the new agency has come up with new construction plans, drawing, blueprint, etc., he informed.
N Biren noted that a Committee headed by the chief secretary, Manipur has been formed to oversee the work progress. Union youth affairs and sports secretary and joint secretary, and commissioner (YAS), Manipur would be members of the Committee which would submit reports to the chief minister and Union minister Kiren Rijiju on weekly basis. As such, the project would see visible changes soon, the CM asserted.
During the visit the chief minister and YAS minister were briefed by the officials of NBCC (India) Ltd.
It can be recalled that the proposal for the setting up of the National Sports University was announced in 2014. The foundation stone for construction of the University was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 16, 2018, while Union minister Kiren Rijiju visited the campus site in September last year.