Hogenakkal drinking water project will be on schedule

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Chennai, Jun 19 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu government which reviewed all mega projects in the district collectors and police officials conference today decided to implement the Hogenakkal drinking water project as per schedule.

Pointing out that the project office for the Rs 1334 crore was opened in Dharmapuri, a decision was taken to implement it with financial assistance frm Japanese Bank for International Cooperation as per the schedule already drawn up.

The conference, chaired by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, also decided to complete by April next year, the Ramanathapuram Integrated Water supply project to provide drinking water for the people of Pudukottai, Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram districts.

To ease congestion at the Government General Hospital here the conference also decided to build speciality and super-speciality hospitals for women, aged people and foreigners in a ten acre land, where the Central Prison was situated.

The conference also decided to complete the expansion of airport and metro rail projects also as per the stipulated time.

It also decided to begin the construction of new Assembly complex in October and complete it by March 2010.

It was also decided to identify lands and inform the Centre for establishing its World University in Coimbatore and Indian Institute of Management in Tiruchirapalli.

As the Centre had come forward to set up Central University in Tiruvarur during this year itself, it was decided to take up building of temporary structures before the construction of permanent structures.

The conference also decided to handover lands for setting up Government medical colleges in Perambalur, Villuppuram, Tiruvarur and Sivaganga districts.

The government also decided to take up the construction of a Rs 100 crore world class library in October and complete the works by April 2010.

Works on Adyar Creek being established in 358 acres at a cost of Rs 100 crore, would be completed by December 2010.

Immediate works would be taken up to establish a botanical park in a 20-acre land where the Woodlands Drive-In Hotel, a famous landmark in the city, was situated.

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