Dimapur, July 25: The Nagaland Forest Management Project (NFMP), an externally funded project: funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and implemented by the Department of Environment Forests and Climate Change (DEFCC) Nagaland had a Review Meeting on July 24 at the Office of the Project Management Unit, Forest Office Complex, Kohima to review the progress of the project activities in presence of Minister, C M Chang and L Kire IFS, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister, DEFCC, and DUDA.
The NFMP Project is for a period of 10 years and on 31st March 2019, the project has completed its 2 year preparatory phase. From 1st April 2019 the Implementation phase has started.
L Kire in his remarks appreciated the department for the achievement made so far in the project. He also shared his experience and gave valuable inputs on how the project can better perform.
The Minister in his short speech highly appreciated about the progress made at the level of Divisional management units in his short speech.
The meeting was attended by the members of the Project Management Unit (PMU), all the 11 Divisional Management Unit (DMU) Heads.
Chief Project Director, Dharmendra Prakash IFS, PCCF gave a brief overview of the project. The three Project Directors (PD) namely PD (Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation) Vedpal Singh IFS, APCCF, PD (Human resource development, Research and Public Relations), Supongnukshi IFS, CCF and PD (Administration ,Finance and Procurement), Meyipokyim Aier IFS, gave a PowerPoint presentation in relation to the progress made in their respective divisions.
PCCF & HoFF and Chairman of NFMPS, Rajat Pal IFS in his remarks spoke words of encouragement to all the officers of the Department.
The DMU heads gave a progress report of the works done at the field level. All districts had obtained the Prior Informed consent (PIC) from the villages that are selected for implementation of the project. Aside from this, DMUs had conducted awareness and sensitisation programme at the selected villages for proper implementation of the project work, started eco- friendly and plastic free nurseries by using alternatives such as bamboo and cloth bags at the JFMC nurseries for the Forestry Intervention Models. DMU heads also reported that most of the Offices and Quarters constructed under the project are almost complete. (Page News Service)