IMPHAL, April 27 - The Manipur Tribal Development Corporation Limited (MTDC) will construct 69 bridges between the Tamu Kyigone and Kalewa sectors on the Myanmar highway under the Saigang division.
�Our men are currently doing a survey of the bridge sideroads and soil tests for a detailed project report,� said Joseph Pauline, Managing director of the MTDC, on the sidelines of an event here today.
The development comes after the MTDC signed a contract for the construction of 22 minor bridges, 45 major bridges, two long span bridges and a 149.5-km road between Tamu Kyigone and Kalewa townships.
The estimated cost of the project, which is being funded by the Union Ministry of External Affairs, is Rs 293.50 crore. The project has been awarded under the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) mode. It will be a joint venture of the MTDC and a Mumbai-based construction firm.
The corporation has well-equipped manpower and has been carrying out quality-based construction for its clients with no complaints so far. The agency charges 11.75 per cent of the total funds for a project, out of which 8 per cent goes to the State Government and the remaining 3.75 per cent is utilised by the agency for maintenance and payment of salaries.
The MTDC, established in 1979, is a State PSU functioning as the work agency of the State Government with regard to civil construction works of various department of both the Central and State governments.