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CHENREZIG SHINGKHAM

Gangtok,East Sikkim

The Chenrezig Shingkham project is coming up as an iconic pilgrimage tourism destination at Sangha Choeling, Pelling. The mega-project mainly consists of construction, fabrication and installation of towering metallic statue of Chenrezig. The civil component works are laying the statue pedestal of 36 ft height and infrastructural amenities like approach parking, VIP parking, reception block, cafeteria, access steps, gallery, central courtyard, elevated walkway, Lunchengyet (serpent shaped waterbody), ground staircase, Loh-Bul-Thee (throne), circumbulatory path, Mane along the grand staircase, Mane House, site leveling and protective works, and internal and external electrification. The total cost of the project is Rs. 46.65 crore which is inclusive of non-tendered items. The project is stipulated to be completed by December 2017.The progress of work is within the schedule time. The final slab casting of the statue's pedestal was done on July 15, 2016 under the guidance of the Hon'ble Minister, Buildings & Housing Department.

 

Hon'ble GovernorShri Shriniwas Patil

Hon'ble Chief MinisterShri Pawan Chamling

 

In past, the Sikkim Public works Department used to undertake all engineering related tasks. It was only in the late 80s that the Sikkim Public Works Department was restructured and specialized departments including Buildings & Housing Department were formed.The mandate given to the newly formed Buildings & Housing Department was development of physical infrastructure in Sikkim in form of buildings, the Buildings & Housing Department is also tasked with maintenance of these structures.
The Buildings & Housing Department Is further empowered to regulate and scrutinise the DPRs of mega industrial projects, Pharmaceutical factories and other related structures.
Construction is taken up under two budget heads : Residential Building under Housing Sector and Non-residential Buildings under Public Works Sector.
These two founding task of Buildings & Housing Department lends to the tangible and intangible developmental dividends for sikkim. The Buildings & Housing Department also shares it expertise and experience with other Departments for the construction of buildings under their department.
the Buildings & Housing Department also carries out maintenance and special repairs of all the government buildings which come under public works and housing sectors. The department also organises training and conducts seminars on new emerging technologies like GRIHA. All works taken up by the department are executed as per laid down procedures and provisions envisioned in Sikkim Public Works Code and Manual. Under the present Government, the manpower of the department has seen a major increase with experts on specific fields. The overall administrative structure is in the following pages.

 

MinisterShri D.T Lepcha

P.C.E.-cum- SecretaryShri R.B Thapa

 
 
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Sikkim at a Glance


Total Area: 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi)
Area rank: 28th
Population (2011)
• Total: 610,577
• Rank: 29th
• Density: 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s):Sikkimese
Languages:
• Official Nepali English
• Additional official Bhutia Gurung Lepcha Limbu Manger Mukhia Newari Rai Sherpa Sikkimese Tamang

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May 03/07/2018

BUILDINGS & HOUSING DEPARTMENT

Middle Block, SPWD, Nirman Bhavan,Zero Point
Gangtok,Sikkim 737101

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