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Official reviews progress on WB funded Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project

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SRINAGAR: Secretary ,Planning Development and Monitoring, Dr. Raghav Langer Friday reviewed the progress on the World Bank funded Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project being executed by JKERA (Jammu and Economic Reconstruction Agency) at Civil Secretariat, Srinagar here today.
Chief Executive Officer, JKERA/JTFRP, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, while giving out the details of the World Bank funded JTFRP said that out of the total of 213 sub-projects taken up under (6) different components of the project namely Strengthening of Critical Infrastructure, Construction of roads and bridges, Strengthening of the Livelihoods, Strengthening of the Urban Flood Management, Strengthening of the Disaster Management Capacity and Contingency Emergency Response work on 132 sub-projects has been completed till date and work on remaining 84 is in advanced stage of execution.
It was further informed that contracts worth Rs 1750.20 crores have been awarded and disbursements to the tune of Rs 1051.32 has been made under the project till date.
Executive Director, JKPCC which is executing work on (08) bridge and (03) road projects under JTFRP informed that work on all the bridges is in full swing while as work on (02) road upgradation projects has already been completed and work on Ambarpora-Haritar project is underway and expected to be completed very soon.
He said that JKPCC work on the Construction of additional block at Lal Ded Maternity Hospital, Srinagar is also underway. Drawings for the proof checking of designs for the sub-structure have been received from IIT and work on the component is expected to be tendered end of this month.
Dr. Raghav Langar, Secretary, Planning Development and Monitoring Dept. directed the JKPCC to take up work on the remaining components of the prestigious project in a planned and coordinated manner and simultaneously go for parallel activities like procurement of medical equipments for the project.
Dr. Raghav also asked the JKPCC officers present in the meeting to ensure the completion of all works allotted to it under JTFRP within the set timelines.
Rafiq Ahmad Rafiq, Chief Engineer, PWD, Kashmir informed that work on the (05) higher education buildings and on the construction of the additional building in Bone & Joints Hospital Barzullaand administrative Block at Fire & Emergency Hqrs at Batmaloo, being executed by PWD, R&B Kashmir under JTFRP is in full swing.
He said that work on (05) higher education buildings and Building at F&E Hqrsis in advanced stages while as considerable progress has been achieved on the construction of superstructure at additional hospital block at Bone & Joints Hospital, Barzulla, He also said that out of the total of (29) school buildnigs being executed by R&B, Kashmir work on 24 school buildings has been already been completed and work on remaining (5) will be completed by the set deadline.
Manzoor Ahmad Khan, Chief Engineer, PWD, Jammu informed that out ofwork on (13) has been complted while as work on remaining will be completed by Dec, 2022
Er, AhsanulHaq, Superintending Engineer, Srinagar Municipal Corporation informed that work on the upgradation of (49) Dewatering stations in Srinagar being executed by SMC, under World Bank funded JTFRP is in full swing on both civil and electromechanical componnets.
Er. Javid Bukhari, Director ERA, Kashmir informed that out of the (04) mega storm water drainage projects being executed by JKERA work on NadruDrainge scheme has already been completed while as work on the (03) drainage projects is in advanced stage of execution. He added that JKERA is also presently executing work on (02) road upgradation projects namely Hamray-Sultanpora- Ajas –Sumbal road in Baramulla/ Bandipora, and Sangam-Khudwani- Bijbehara-Waghama road in Anantnag while as work on the (03) upgradation of the Parimpora-Soibugh road, Rigid Concrete Pavment road from Humhama-Peerbagh and Civil secretariat to Rambagh has already been completed by JKERA.
Director, Kashmir added that work on the construction of Rs 34. Cr UT level (EOC) Emergency operations centre at Ompura, Budgam is also underway in full swing.
Nodal Officer, Industries and Commerce Dept, said that out of the total of 26 sub-projects executed by I&CD work on 17 has been completed which include construction of Composite market centre for wool at Bemina, Composite market centre for Silk at Rajbagh, procurement of latest equipments for these newly constructed centres under JTFRP besides the development of Artisan Cluster for Papiermachie, Crewel, Wool and Pashmina.
Secretary Planning Development and Monitoring Dept was also informed that under CERC component of JTFRP work on (29) Oxygen plants in most remote areas of J&K has been already completed at a cost of Rs 69 crore under the World Bank funded JTFRP. Further under the same component more than 64 type of critical care medical equipments have been procured and provided to District Hospitals across the J&K at a cost of Rs289 Cr.
Er. Iftikhar Hakim, Director Planning and Coordination, JTFRP informed that under the component of Strengthening of Disaster Management various significant sub-projects which include Development of the DSS (Decision Support System) DRDB( Disaster Risk Database, MHRA (Multihazard Risk Assessment in J&K) and Upgradtion of the Building Codes in J&K have already been completed under the World Bank funded JTFRP. In addition several rescue equipments like Rubber inflatable boats, Quick Response vehicles, Multipurpose fire tenders, and other equipments like All Life Support Ambulances have been provided to the SDRF, F&E Dept and Health Deptt.
Dr. Raghav stressed upon all the PIUs (Project Implementation Units) executing various sub-projects under JTFRP to work in unison and close coordination to ensure the timely completion of the project.
Meeting was also attended by Shahzada Bilal, Director General PDMD, Er, Iftikhar Wani, Director Technical, JTFRP, Er, Ajay Kumar, Raju, Director, Jammu, JKERA, Tasawuf Amin, Director, Finance, JKERA, Er. Ishtiyaq Malik, Project Manager, JKERA.


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