JAMMU: Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul RehmanVeeri Tuesda said world bank funded 1500 croreprestigious project -Jhelum-Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP)needs to be completed at the earliest for putting up a strong mechanism in place to respond during emergency situations.
The meeting was briefed about project’s progress and about the issues hampering the pace of the project.The Minister also took indepth review of various sub-projects being executed under the Jhelum – Tawi Flood Recovery Project.
Deliberations were also held on setting up of International Trade Centre (ITC) and Kashmir Haat-II in Pampore. It was informed that land for both the projects have been identified and required formalities will be completed at the earliest. Directing the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) for expediting the works under the project, the Minister asked to initiate all the works by December end. He directed the SMC to prepare DPRs for 76 new projects and complete all the necessary formalities for starting the works on same.
Reviewing the status of R&B works taken up under the JTFRP, the Minister was informed that the Terms of Reference (TOR) have been approved by the World Bank and soon a team comprising of experts would be visiting the state after which the tender will be floated through e-tendering process.
It was further informed that out of total 460 R&B works, 300 are being executed in Kashmir and 160 to be taken up in Jammu division.
Discussing the progress on Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at Gogo Land in Srinagar, the Minister directed the JKPCC to widen the existing approach road leading to EOC for its better utilization during emergency.