A new shopping complex at Medziphema exclusively meant for urban poor and low income groups under Central scheme was inaugurated by advisor urban development S.I. Jamir on Thursday.
The building was constructed under the project -10% Lumpsum Scheme provision for North Eastern Region including Sikkim.
Addressing the gathering at a brief inaugural function at Medziphema, the advisor urged the residents to maintain the complex in proper way and utilize the revenue generated from it for development activities. He reminded the residents that by doing so, they would set good example for others.
He further urged them to continue to extend cooperation to the department.
Jamir also appealed to the leaders and public to develop civic sense so to cope up with the changing times.
The complex was dedicated by associate Pastor, Medziphema Village Baptist Church, Mhasibikho Chüsi.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by secretary, Urban Development, Motsuthung Lotha, who also delivered the welcome address.
A brief report on the building was read out by director, Urban Development, Ken Keditsu while speech on behalf of Medzhiphema by Town Council was delivered by ADC, Sara. S. Jamir.
Vote of thanks was delivered by deputy director, Urban Development, Tarachu Fithu.
It may be noted that under the scheme, 10% of the total budget provision for the Ministries/Departments would be spent on the projects/schemes for development of North Eastern Region including Sikkim.
The funding pattern is 90:10 between Central and State Governments.