Dimapur, July 23: The new Directorate building of Economics & Statistics was inaugurated at Kohima on July 23 by Advisor Economics & Statistics, Fisheries & Aquatic Resources & Evaluation, L. Khumo.
Khumo, in his speech said that the Chief Minister has been taking a great initiative to bring change but unless each individual change, we can never bring change to the State.
He appealed to the officers and staffs to maintain discipline in their work and carry out their duties with sincerity and integrity. He added that, Economic & Statistics works for the development of the State and welfare of the people. Therefore he called upon the officers and staff to reach out to the people. He also released the Nagaland Statistical Handbook, 2018.
“The opening of a door can bring a wonderful & joyous moment” said, Commissioner & Secretary, Economics & Statistics, Kelei Zeliang. He said that the officers and staff are blessed to work under the roof of a new building with better facilities and urged everyone to give their best performance, dedication and devote their duties for the betterment of the department and the state.
He highlighted the activities and achievements of the department and said that though being a small department, it has a got lot of annual activities such as- Nagaland Economic Survey, Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP), Registration if Birth& Death(vital statistics), Village Development indicator, price Statistics, statistical Handbook, National Sample Survey, Housing Statistics, Gender Statistics, Government Employees Census.
Chief Engineer, PWD, Er. L Senti in his technical report said that the construction started in 2010 with an estimated cost of 4,94,27,000, which was taken up by contractor M/s Neikho-o Mere & Co and completed at a total cost of 8,28,80,900. The completed building is now of a G+3 configuration with plinth area of 31,430 sq.ft. with 37 rooms, 2 conference hall, 15 toilets and ramp for the differently abled people.
The building was constructed by M/S Neikho-o Mere & Co who is a class 1 contractor & supplier. (Page News Service)