Shillong, Mar 16: Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui today informed that construction work for two Eklavya Model Residential schools in the state has begun.
“The construction work at Samanda, East Garo Hills and Pahamsyiem, Ri-Bhoi have started. The remaining schools, the DPR and site selection work is going on,” he said.
He informed that the companies selected to execute construction work are Engineering cell, Education (2 nos), Water and Power Consultancy services Limited (13 nos), and Manipur Industrial Corporation Limited (25 nos).
Rymbui stated of the work sanctioned to WAPCOS, the project has been sanctioned and currently soil testing for site is ongoing.
The project which is sanctioned by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs is yet to sanction funds for schools to be constructed by MICL.
He added that since the project was allotted on the basis of expression of interest, Rymbui stated that the government will try to persuade the Ministry to allow allotment to state and local agencies.