Press Release from Urban Development Department, Government of Sikkim

The team of officials headed by Secretary, Urban Development Department (UDD) Shri M T Sherpa held coordination meeting with Namchi Municipal Council (NMC) and Namchi Smart City on 12th September 2022 at the Conference Hall of NMC to discuss issues like upkeep and maintenance of existing Shopping Plaza, Solid Waste Management, building regulation, role of municipalities, implementation of PM SVANidhi and PMAY Urban etc. and planning the inauguration of completed infrastructures. The meeting began with welcome address of Shri Gyalpo Sherpa, MEO, Namchi followed by open house discussion on various issues of importance. The Secretary UDD briefly highlighted about the flagship schemes of GoI and State Government and sought cooperation from everyone including ULB for their efficient implementation. He also emphasized on better coordination amongst all concerned for achieving better results. Further, during the meeting, need for planning smooth transition of projects from Smart City to State Government/ULB in future was held. The Secretary, UDD also advised the NMC to work out various revenue models for long term sustainability including proper garbage waste management duly engaging urban SHGs for income generation as well as ensuring scientific disposal of garbage.
Shri Ganesh Rai, Hon’ble Chairman, NMC thanked the Department for organizing coordination meeting for the first time at this level and expressed his views on issues, such as involvement of ULB for allotment of shops etc. He also requested for early inauguration of completed infrastructure and accordingly tentative date was finalized during the meeting. The CEO and Nodal Officer from Namchi Smart City briefed about their project details and assured to take up project such as covering the Kishan Bazar with proper roofing and carrying out much required repairs of existing Shopping Plaza. Thereafter, the team jointly visited Kishan Bazar, incomplete building near Dak Banglow and Utility Building constructed by Namchi Smart City and required proposals were finalized after extensive discussion on the spot itself.

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