The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has granted approval for the implementation of the Imphal-Moreh road upgradation project (National Highway [NH]-39) at an estimated cost of Rs 16.3 billion. The project will improve connectivity between Imphal and the eastern part of Manipur. The scope of the project involves the widening of the Lilong Village-Wanginj Village road stretch on NH-39 to four lanes and widening of the Wanginj Village-Khongkhang road stretch to two lanes with paved shoulders. The project involves the upgradation of the 65 km Imphal-Moreh road stretch of NH-39 in Manipur. National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited will be implementing the project, while it will be funded by the Asian Development Bank under the South Asian Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Investment Program, which is aimed at the upgradation of road infrastructure in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) in order to improve the regional connectivity among BBIN nations.