Thursday, August 18, 2022

Nagaland Legislative Assembly panel asks Municipal department to expedite Smart City projects

Committee on Estimates (2022-2023) Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) has advised the municipal affairs department (Kohima Smart City project) to expedite the works at multi-level car parking, Old Medical Directorate; Old NST, Kohima and Waste Management Unit, Meriema and finish the projects as per the given schedule.
Members of committee on estimates led by chairman Dr. Chotisuh Sazo undertook an “on-the-spot-verification-visit” with the department of municipal affairs (Kohima smart city project), Nagaland Bee-Keeping & Honey Mission and Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency on July 28 & 29, 2022 respectively, stated a press release issued by NLA secretariat additional secretary Jenny Ndang.
On the first day, the committee visited the multi-level car parking located at Old Medical Directorate, Kohima, multi-level car parking at Old NST, Kohima and waste management unit, Meriema under the municipal affairs department.
During the visit of the two Kohima smart city projects, the department informed that the actual timeline for completion of the two multi-level car parking projects was for 24 Months i.e., October 10, 2020.
However, it was informed that the pace of the work slowed down and got delayed due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic.
On the second day, the committee visited the material recovery facility and compost plant at 7th Mile, Shukovi Road, Chumukedima and took stock of the ground realities of work being carried out by the Chumukedima Town Council.
The department raised some of the grievances they faced and proposed for machinery assistance for the better management of the waste system.
The committee later visited both the Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre at 6th Mile, Sovima under the Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA) and the Multi Utility Centre under the Nagaland Bee Keeping and Honey Mission (NBHM).
Appreciating the honey missions for its hard work, dedication and achievements, the committee advised both the missions to work harder and come up with more innovative ideas and creativity in the future as the mission has got a lot of scope and potential in the state for creating self-employment and generating additional income for the household.
During the visit, the chairman, Dr. Chotisuh Sazo was accompanied by its committee members viz, Amenba Yaden, CL John, Tovihoto Ayemi, Dr. Longrineken, Zhaleo Rio, Mhathung Yanthan, Khriehu Liezietsu and officers and staff of the NLA secretariat.


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