In a major boost to infra in the state, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated two bridges and the southern pavilion of Luwangpokpa Multi Sports Complex in Imphal East district on Wednesday.

The bridges were constructed over the Imphal River at Lairikyengam Leikai Heikrumakhong and Keisham MapaKairang in Heingang AC under the PMGSY scheme.

On the other hand, the southern pavilion of Luwangpokpa Multi-sports Complex was constructed with NLCPR funds of DoNER Ministry with the State Water Resources Department as the implementing agency.

Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Biren Singh said the multi-sports complex became a reality, just because the elders of the locality protected enough land for the complex with a farsighted vision. He added that there is still enough space for further expansion and development of the complex.

Reminiscing the initial phase towards developing the complex, the Chief Minister informed that the project was initiated with just Rs 1.40 crore.

The Chief Minister also stressed the need on prioritizing sports disciplines which are suitable to the physique of the State natives.

He further mentioned the need for creating suitable posts to properly look after and maintain stadiums located in different parts of the State as well.