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CM visits JKEDI campus Jammu

Takes stock of ongoing works


Jammu, Feb 03 (KNS): The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today inspected the construction work of the upcoming Jammu campus of Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) at Industrial Estate, Bari Brahmna.
The foundation of the campus was laid by the Chief Minister on July 09, 2017. To be built over a cost of Rs. 82.89 Crores, the Jammu campus of JKEDI is scheduled to be completed in three phases spread over a period of three years. It would have all the facilities like incubation centre, hostel, library and other interactive facilities for young entrepreneurs.
The construction work of Phase-I comprising of Administrative Block, Public Relations & Model Counseling Centre, Guest House, and other allied works to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 21.06 Crores commenced on November 14, 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by May, 2018. However, the Institute will be made operational from the new campus from one of the structures to be completed within a period of two weeks.
In second phase, hostel building shall be constructed for the aspiring entrepreneurs who come to attend various training programmes from the remote areas of Jammu division at an estimated cost of Rs. 19.35 Crores.
In the third phase, Centre for Training and Skill Development and Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 42.48 Crores.
The Chief Minister while taking stock of the construction work (Phase-I), complimented JKEDI for the good work it has done and asked the Director to ensure the completion of the first phase as per schedule so that the youth of Jammu in large numbers can avail the benefits of the schemes being implemented by the Institute. She also said that there was need to explore the possibilities of setting up such facilities at district level.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Minister for Industries and Commerce, Sh. Chander Prakash Ganga, Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment, Dr. Haseeb Drabu and Asiya Naqash, Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Social Welfare, Housing and Urban Development and Industries & Commerce. (KNS)