CM Lalduhoma Announces Consideration of AAI or Adani Group for Lengpui Airport Management

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Monday, January 08, 2024
CM Lalduhoma Announces Consideration of AAI or Adani Group for Lengpui Airport Management
Enhancing Infrastructure: Mizoram's Chief Minister explores potential transfers of Lengpui airport operations to bolster strategic development.
Aizawl, Mizoram - 7 January, 24: In a recent press conference held on Saturday, January 6, Mizoram Chief Minister Lalduhoma disclosed that the state government is actively considering the transfer of Lengpui airport's operations. The potential recipients for this transfer are being explored, with both the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Adani Group under consideration. The primary objective behind this move is to foster the ongoing development and efficient management of the state's only airport.

Chief Minister Lalduhoma underscored the government's commitment to taking strategic steps to ensure the smooth transition of Lengpui airport, signaling an intent to enhance its overall functioning and services.

During the press briefing, Lalduhoma also addressed a longstanding issue, the Assam-Mizoram border dispute. In the aftermath of his meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on January 5, the Chief Minister expressed eagerness to resolve the border tensions through diplomatic discussions.

"We no longer want violence at the inter-state border. All disputes should be settled through dialogue," asserted Chief Minister Lalduhoma. He emphasized the importance of peaceful resolutions and conveyed a strong desire to engage in constructive talks with all stakeholders involved.

The context for these discussions is marked by the unfortunate incident on July 26, 2021, when police personnel from Assam and Mizoram were involved in a tragic exchange of fire near Vairengte village on National Highway 306. This incident resulted in the loss of six Assam Police personnel and left several others injured.

During Lalduhoma's meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the issue of Mizoram's decision not to repatriate any refugees from Myanmar until the situation stabilizes in the neighboring country was also discussed. Chief Minister Lalduhoma expressed concerns about the need for a peaceful environment in Myanmar before considering the return of refugees.

Another significant topic addressed during the meeting was the Household Registration Bill passed by Mizoram in 2019. However, the bill is pending approval from the President of India. Home Minister Amit Shah advised Chief Minister Lalduhoma to revisit the bill, make necessary amendments, and resubmit it for approval. The discussions reflect a multifaceted approach by Mizoram's leadership, encompassing strategic infrastructure decisions, border dispute resolution, and considerations for regional stability.