World Bank team in Nagaland to inspect projects
Dimapur, Nov. 14 (EMN): A team of 12 members from the World Bank arrived Nagaland on November 13 on a four-day visit to the state, a DIPR report stated.
The World Bank Team held a meeting with the Core Committee & Technical Committee for implementation of Enhancing Landscape and Ecosystem Management (ELEMENT) project on Monday under the chairmanship of Y Kikheto Sema, Agriculture Production Commissioner in Kohima.
The members deliberated on the overview, concept, scope, preparedness, government approvals, rationale, economic analysis, DEA readiness filter, and timelines of the project.
There was also a threadbare discussion on managing procurement, finance management, contract and environment and social safeguards in the World Bank-funded projects.
After the meeting, the team had another meeting with Land Resources department. They also visited the GIS Campus and held a meeting with GIS team.
On November 15, the team will be divided into two groups and will visit the jhum field at Chiechama, Naga Integrated Settled Farming-NISF project at Boke-Botsa, Sendenyu Community Biodiversity Reserve, Khonoma and Terrace field, traditional Agro-forestry field, and Biodiversity conserved areas at Dzuleke.
In the evening, the team will have a meeting with Environment, Forest & Climate Change department, it stated.
On the November 16, the team will have a coordination meeting with all Agri & Allied departments including four Missions, Rural Development department and Environment, Forest & Climate Change department at Nagaland Civil Secretariat conference hall at 10: 30 am. In the afternoon, they will meet state chief secretary and have a wrap-up meeting at APC’s Conference hall.
The World Bank team will depart on November 17 after visiting Nagaland Bamboo Mission, Nagaland Beekeeping and Honey Mission, and Organic AC Market at Chümoukedima, it stated.