GUWAHATI, May 4 � The executive group of the Majuli Cultural Landscape Management Authority (MCLMA) in its meeting here today has asked the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the authority to closely monitor the progress of the various development works undertaken under the Planning Commission of India special assistance programme in the Majuli cultural landscape region area.
The meeting presided over by Chief Secretary in-charge PP Verma has requested the Planning and Development Department of the State to float a tender for selection of one consultancy firm to prepare the request for preparation of the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) for the Majuli cultural landscape region area.
The CDP for the landscape region is expected to be prepared within a year, said MCLMA CEO Syed Iftiquar Hussain, who is also the Commissioner of the Upper Assam Division.
It needs mention here that a global tender was earlier floated for preparing the CDP and 12 international consultancy firms responded to the tender notice.
Six of these firms were shortlisted later on and now the Planning and Development Department has been asked to float a tender to select on consultancy firm to prepare the request for the preparation of the CDP.
A number of works have been undertaken in the Majuli Cultural Landscape Region area with a Central assistance of around Rs 44 crore. These works include construction of seven RCC bridges, blacktopping of two roads by the PWD, setting up of nine museums at nine major sattras of Majuli and setting up one ethnic village at Jengraimukh.
The MCLMA has been set up as per the provision of the Majuli Cultural Landscape Region Act, 2006. Its executive group consists of 30 members.