Friday, May 11, 2007

SIKKIM ACCEPTS SINGAPORE URBAN PLAN PROPOSAL

Gangtok, May 10: A four-member delegation of Building & Construction Authority (BAC) from Singapore headed by Kohilng-Ji, Director to Internal Operation Building and Construction Authority, made a presentation on urban plan for Gangtok city and eight other towns of Sikkim before the Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at Samman Bhawan, Gangtok today.

Kohilng-Ji was accompanied by Deputy Centre Director Dr Liongshang Young, Vice President to Master Planning and Urban Design Loong Yee Mun and Director to South Asia RS Prakash.

The Chief Minister Pawan Chamling had met the BAC team in Singapore during the former’s official tour to Singapore earlier in June 2006 and had made an understanding between the government of Sikkim and BAC Singapore to give shape to the small towns of Sikkim as world class townships.

The delegates suggested the Sikkim government to formulated a comprehensive report and submit a Detail Report on urban sector, forestry and environment. They also suggested that the report should reach them at Singapore within mid June this year so that they can be able to start their work by July 2007.

Organised by the UD&HD department of Sikkim government, the same was attended by Ministers RB Subba, Somnath Poudyal, SB Subedi, the Chief Secretary and Head of related departments accompanied by officers from UD&HD.

Earlier the programme started with welcome speech and keynote address by the Secretary to UD&HD and vote of thanks by Ms Devika Sharma (Chettri) Deputy Chief Architect to UD&HD, government of Sikkim.