Composite market centres to give ‘major impetus’ to silk, wool sectors: CEO ERA

Composite market centres to give ‘major impetus’ to silk, wool sectors: CEO ERA
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Reviews progress on construction

SRINAGAR: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), J&KERA/JTFRP, Raghav Langer, on Tuesday directed consultants and officers of JTFRP, industries and commerce to “strictly ensure quality parameters” of the work and also to “ensure periodic third party tests of construction material” being used for construction of composite market centres for silk and wool. The two composite market centres “will give a major impetus” to silk and wool sectors by ensuring backward and forward linkages.
Langer was speaking while reviewing the progress of work on the construction of two composite market centres for silk and wool at Rajbagh and Bemina.
CEO, ERA/JTFRP, conducted the site inspection of under-construction composite market centre for whole chain silk activity at here Rajbagh, an official release read.
The market centres are being developed in Srinagar at an approximate cost of Rs 35.88 crores and are being executed under the restoration and strengthening of livelihood component of JTFRP (Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery project) funded by World Bank for restoration and strengthening the infrastructure needs of industries and commerce department which is also the project implementation unit for the component.
The facility would involve the construction of two-storey building having a plinth area of 15,000 sft which is estimated to cost Rs 12.5 crores. “The project also includes procurement of new state-of-art machinery, interior works and designs of showrooms and repairs/restoration of existing showrooms”, the release read.
Team Leader, Technical and Quality Audit consultants of JTFRP informed CEO that “as on date 27% physical progress has been achieved and work on the project is expected to be completed by Oct, 2019”. CEO inspected the onsite laboratory which has been set up for conducting the quality testing of construction materials and directed the contractor and consultants to make the lab fully functional, read the release.
CEO ERA/JTFRP also inspected work on the construction of composite market centre for wool at Bemina, Srinagar which would include single-storey complex, exclusive showroom for wool products manufactured by Bemina Woollen Mills. “The project also includes the procurement of new-state-of-art machinery, interior works and designs of showrooms,” it read further.
The date of completion of the work is April, 2019. As on date 67% physical progress has been achieved, it added.