27 July : The Chief Minister, Neiphui Rio called for support from general public, particularly from the Angamis in his programme for improvement of the capital. He was interacting with the Office bearers of the Angami Gazzetted Officers Krotho (AGOK) at his residential office on 27th July 2009, when he impressed upon them to educate the public and create awareness. The two major constraints on Kohima town, in its fast expanding requirements are water and roads. The Government has taken up steps towards solving the problems by constructing by-pass roads and water supply projects. The NH-39 is soon to be diverted along the alignment currently being cut by the Urban Development Department and would be handed over to the BRO on completion. The diversion to Imphal will be from NH-39 to Kohima Leki road-Aradura to NH-39. Dimapur-Kohima to Wokha-Mokokchung will be from Naga Hospital-Daklane-Naga Bazaar-Veterinary Office junction, Wokha to Phek-Zunheboto will be from High Court via New Secretariat to BSF Camp, Chedema. There are already two roads from Dimapur to Wokha/Mokokchung from (i) Peducha to Tsiesema (ii) Diphupar sub-jail via Niuland/Zhadima to Wokha road (Nerhema). And for water supply, two projects are near commencement, one for upper area of the town and one for the lower region. The first is from Jotsoma Dzüvürü river through the Science College and the second from Dzü-ü through Mitelephe and Lerie.
The Chief Minister, while disclosing these plans towards solving the acute problems of the capital, lamented that the land owners and villages often failed to realise the greater importance of such projects and create hurdles. The Chief Minister therefore urged the AGOK, APO and other public organisations in playing constructive roles in such programmes.