Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin on Tuesday held a review meeting with top officials connected with implementing the Rs. 1,334-crore Hogenakkal drinking water project in the district and asked them to speed up work and complete it within the stipulated period.

Mr. Stalin, who inspected sites where the proposed project is to come up, was briefed about the status of the project by Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board Chairman and Managing Director Swaran Singh, Joint Managing Director (Hogenakkal Project) Pankajkumar Bansal and Collector P Amudha

He also held discussions with scheme coordinator Takasuju Abe and Masato Momuru, senior manager of Nippon Koei Agency consultative agency of the Japan bank for international cooperation, which is funding the project.

Earlier, Mr. Stalin declared open newly constructed buildings of Government Dharmapuri Medical College. Health Minister M R K Panneerselvam, transport Minister K Nehru, Food Minister A V Velu, Forest Minister Selvaraj, Health Secretary V K Subburaj and GDMC Dean V.Kanagasabai accompanied him.

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