Thursday, February 2, 2023

APC inspects construction of agri directorate building

Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC), Y. Kikheto Sema accompanied by director of Agriculture, senior officers and superintendent engineer (SE) of the department inspected the ongoing construction site of the new directorate of Agriculture at New Capital Complex, Kohima on September 23.
According to a DIPR report, APC expressed concern over the slow pace of work, which began during 2012-13.
He lamented that the construction remained almost static over the years although the payment has almost been cleared amounting to Rs. 15.39 crore.
He directed the director and engineer to convey to the contractor that since payment is almost made in full, there should not be further delays and the work should be completed by January 2023.
Kikheto also stated that for the last nearly 17 years, the state has spent large sum of money for construction of about 40 directorate buildings mostly under negotiated loan of Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO).
Delays in completion of work beyond the stipulated period have huge financial implications on the state as the state has to repay the loan with high rate of interest, he stated.

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