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May 15, 2001 - May 15, 2001

Experts to conduct inspection in quake-hit areas Tuesday, May 15, 2001

GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) decided to conduct inspection into quality aspects of reconstruction of quake-resistant houses in the earthquake affected areas of the state.

The inspection would be done with the the help of experts from National Council of Building Design (NCBD) and other engineering organisations.

The meeting, chaired by state chief minister Keshubhai Patel in his capacity as chairman of GSDMA, also decided to ensure transparency in the reconstruction work and to allow active participation of the people in the process, according to an official release here.

The GSDMA decided to complete the draft development plan of the four taluka towns of Rapar, Bhachau, Anjar and Bhuj within a week.

The cut off date for starting rehabilitation work in villages by the voluntary organisations has been fixed for May 20, 2001, it added.
(PTI)

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Experts to conduct inspection in quake-hit areas Tuesday, May 15, 2001

GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) decided to conduct inspection into quality aspects of reconstruction of quake-resistant houses in the earthquake affected areas of the state.

The inspection would be done with the the help of experts from National Council of Building Design (NCBD) and other engineering organisations.

The meeting, chaired by state chief minister Keshubhai Patel in his capacity as chairman of GSDMA, also decided to ensure transparency in the reconstruction work and to allow active participation of the people in the process, according to an official release here.

The GSDMA decided to complete the draft development plan of the four taluka towns of Rapar, Bhachau, Anjar and Bhuj within a week.

The cut off date for starting rehabilitation work in villages by the voluntary organisations has been fixed for May 20, 2001, it added.
(PTI)

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MPs hail rehabilitation work in quake-hit areas Tuesday, May 15, 2001

AHMEDABAD: The committee of Rajya Sabha MPs, led by its vice-chairperson Najma Heptullah, has hailed the rehabilitation work underway in the earthquake affected areas of Gujarat and said that it was a gigantic task which "required a lot of gust".

The committee members, at the end of three-day visit to several areas of the state since may 10, admired participation of the people and voluntary organisations in the state government-prepared rehabilitation package, a release said.

The Rajya Sabha members would contribute Rs 30 crore for the rehabilitation, education and health services of the quake victims in Kutch district through the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), it said.

The members urged the state to co-operate in implementation of various employment schemes for artisan women of Kutch and has made several suggestions to the chief minister Keshubhai Patel and government officers in this regard.

The members included AK Patel, Ahmed Patel, Anant Dave, Brahmkumar Bhatt, Rajubhai Parmar and Munnavar Husain, Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh, the release added.
(PTI)

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MPs hail rehabilitation work in quake-hit areas Tuesday, May 15, 2001

AHMEDABAD: The committee of Rajya Sabha MPs, led by its vice-chairperson Najma Heptullah, has hailed the rehabilitation work underway in the earthquake affected areas of Gujarat and said that it was a gigantic task which "required a lot of gust".

The committee members, at the end of three-day visit to several areas of the state since may 10, admired participation of the people and voluntary organisations in the state government-prepared rehabilitation package, a release said.

The Rajya Sabha members would contribute Rs 30 crore for the rehabilitation, education and health services of the quake victims in Kutch district through the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), it said.

The members urged the state to co-operate in implementation of various employment schemes for artisan women of Kutch and has made several suggestions to the chief minister Keshubhai Patel and government officers in this regard.

The members included AK Patel, Ahmed Patel, Anant Dave, Brahmkumar Bhatt, Rajubhai Parmar and Munnavar Husain, Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh, the release added.
(PTI)

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Britain to open visa office in Ahmedabad Tuesday, May 15, 2001

GANDHINAGAR: The British government is planning to open a visa office in Ahmedabad.

British Minister of Commonwealth and Foreign Office Keith Vaz had assured the Non-Resident Gujarati Foundation (NGRF) (a state government board) on this, a foundation release said here on Monday.

Vaz told NRGF board member, Mukesh Patduring his recent visit to London, that a decision to establish visa office in Ahmedabad has been cleared and steps were on to make it functional.
(PTI)

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