Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that the UPA government at the Centre would make every possible effort for the rapid progress of Manipur and the other North Eastern States.

Addressing a public meeting in Imphal, the capital city of Manipur, the Prime Minister said: We recognize that the creation of good infrastructure is critical for Manipur's economic development. We have, therefore, made sincere efforts in this direction.

The Prime Minister also informed that the 1500 MW Tipaimukh Hydro Electric Project would be executed by a joint venture company of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, Satlej Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited and the Government of Manipur.

Highlighting the development works in the state, Manmohan listed out various projects, including the most waiting 125 km long railway line from Jiribam to Imphal via Tupul. Works on NH-53 are also going on and are expected to finish by December 2013.

He announced that an oil depot at Malom would be taken up for construction. The capacity of the LPG bottling plant at Sekmai would be doubled from 600 MT to 1200 MT. Construction of the old Cachar road was approved in principle, he added.