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Important milestone projects in Jammu and Kashmir are being completed within the timelines set by the authorities so that there is no cost escalation in the projects.

Recently Chief Executive Officer, Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA), directed the R&B (PWD) to submit O&M plan for bridges, cleanup restoration of all bridges and buildings constructed by it under the project besides ensuring site clearance and site safety measures at all sites and strict adherence to safety and environmental measures as stipulated under World Bank norms. She also directed that all the social and safeguard issues related to various sub-projects be expeditiously taken up with the concerned revenue authorities in R&B for their earliest resolution. Managing Director, Jammu and Kashmir Industries, which is implementing the component of strengthening of livelihoods under JTFRP, informed that sustainability for the 4 artisan clusters including  Zadibal papier machie, Noorbagh Chainstitch, Bandipora Pashmina and Ganderbal Willow clusters is under preparation and will be further modified by the consultant and submitted to JKERA by end of this month.

Representative of JKMSCL informed that most of the procurements made by JKMSCL have been updated on the STEP. JKMSCL was asked to update all the activities by today itself. Among others the meeting was attended by Dr. Sajad Wani, Chief Accounts Officer, J&KERA/JTFRP, Mehjabeen, Additional Secretary, Legal, JKERA, Ashok Khokar, Project Manager, Transport, J&KERA, Jammu, Pooja Wazir, Deputy Project Manager, Transport, Jammu, Sushil Kumar, Project Manager, Transport, JKERA, Kashmir and senior officers of Srinagar.

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