Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister`s official
residence, which was damaged in a devastating fire on February
8, will be reconstructed with "donations" from the ruling
party legislators, since the government has no fund to rebuild
the same immediately.
The ruling party legislators decided to contribute fund
from their Local Area Development Fund (LADF) for
reconstruction of the damaged residence.
The ministers have willingly decided to contribute Rs 2
lakh each, parliamentary secretaries Rs 1 lakh and MLAs Rs
50,000 each, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said while
inaugurating the new office building of Directorate of Civil
Defence and Home Guards here yesterday.
Rio said the construction work will commence in a week
and re-construction will be completed within a year.
The residence portion of the old Assam type building at
Ministers` Hills area was completely gutted but the fire was
prevented from spreading to the office block. As a temporary
arrangement, Rio and his family were shifted to the DGP`s
The chief minister insisted on modernisation of old
official residences of ministers and secretaries, which were
constructed in the 1960s when the statehood was attained.