STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Bhubaneswar, 7 July
Chief Minister Mr Naveen Patnaik directed the concerned officials to expedite the projects being implemented under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP).
Mr Patnaik reviewed the progress of the work under the Project here yesterday.
“It was proposed to construct, among other things, six cyclone shelters. So far, works of only one shelter has been over and those of the other projects are at different stages. CM Mr Patnaik asked to speed up the works,” said a senior official who attended the meeting.
It has been decided that the construction of the remaining shelters will be completed by March 2014.
It was also decided in the meeting that the works on road projects and saline embankments will start by November this year.
The project is being implemented in six coastal districts including Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Ganjam and Kendrapara. The Rs 653.80 crore project is being aided by the World Bank.
As per the official reports, the government has decided to construct a total of 149 cyclone shelters, six godowns, 134 roads measuring 175.33 kms and 10 saline embankments measuring 61.88 kms between 2010-11 and 2014-15.
Among others, revenue minister Mr Surya Narayan Patro, chief secretary Mr Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, development commissioner Mr Injeti Srinivas and other senior officers were present during this review meeting.