Published On:June 20 2015
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Govt plans to set up plastics park in Manipur.
In its bid to promote plastic processing industries in the North East region, the centre government is planning to set up a plastic park in Manipur. Requesting the Manipur Government to provide 500 acres of land for the park, Ananth Kumar, minister of chemicals & fertilizers, assured the state government to extend support from the centre for initiation of plastics park. He was speaking at a function held on June 12, 2015 to inaugurate the newly constructed academic and hostel blocks at Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Imphal.
In reply, Okram Ibobi, Manipur Chief Minister, assured to provide all the support for establishment of plastics park in Manipur and expansion of CIPET, Imphal.
Commissioning of Rs 9000-crore Assam Gas Cracker Project (AGCP) at Dibrugarh in near future is expected to lead to the development of downstream plastic and its allied industries in the region.
Ananth Kumar informed that CIPET, Imphal will be further expanded at a cost of Rs 13 crores which includes creation of additional hostel facility (Rs 9 crores) and enhancing the technical infrastructure facility (Rs 4 crore). He added that such expansion will result in doubling the present intake capacity of students at CIPET, Imphal.
New long term diploma programmes and short term vocational skill development programmes will be initiated at CIPET Imphal with help of this additional infrastructure to generate employment opportunities for the unemployed/underemployed youth in the state of Manipur in particular and NE region in general.
Manipur CM appreciated the services rendered by CIPET, Imphal in promoting the plastics industries in Manipur as well as enriching the living standards of unemployed youth through gainful employment.