SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Science and Technology Mr. Feroz Ahmad Khan inspected the under construction building for “Energy Bhawan” at Bemina today.
The three storey building is coming up at a cost of Rs 4. 49 crore, out of which an amount of Rs 2.12 crore has been incurred till ending June this year. The building being constructed by the Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JKEDA) would have the office of Directorate of JKEDA, State Council for Science and Technology, District Office JKEDA besides a conference hall. Construction work on the building is in full swung while as 60% physical progress has been completed so far.
The Minister appreciated the tireless efforts of the engineering wing of JKEDA who left no stone unturned in completing the building within the time frame. The Minister was informed that the work on the building was started in June last year and is expected to be completed in December, 2014.
The Minister also visited the site at Ompora behind the Indira Gandhi Airport where 157 kanals of land has been identified for setting up of Information Technology Park (IT Park). The Minister was informed that all the bottlenecks in setting up of the said park stand resolved and the fencing of the land shall start soon.
Mr. Feroz said that the land will be allotted to the entrepreneurs who will be taking initiatives and setting up ventures in IT sector. He said that this will not only give a boost to the economy of the state but will also be a step forward in tackling unemployment among the youth of the State.
The Chief Executive Officer JKEDA Peer Hafiz-ullah Shah, CEO JKEGA Mr. Mohammad Akbar Wani, Assistant Director JKEDA Mr. Muzaffar Ahmad and a team of senior officers of Science and Technology and Information Technology accompanied the Minister during the visit.