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Global tenders invited for new museum building in Kashmir

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Jun 29 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir government today invited global tenders for construction of a new state-of-the-art museum building at Lal Mandi here, an official spokesman said.

He said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has approved the site for the construction of a new Museum complex at Lal Mandi here.

The new museum building would be at par with international standards and aesthetically represent the traditional architecture of Kashmir, the spokesman added.

He said the proposed museum would be built adjacent to the Shri Partap Singh Museum here on a piece of land measuring 19 kanals and 17 marlas.

The museum would have all modern facilities, including central heating and electrical system, landscaping and interior designing.

The spokesman said Mr Azad has directed the authorities concerned to initiate necessary steps for seeking site and building plans along with technical estimates of the works from expert consultants of the national and international repute.

Meanwhile, Archives, Archeology and Museums Director Syed Khurshid Ahmed Qadri has invited architects registered with the New Delhi-based Council of Architecture to participate in the limited design competition, he added.

The spokesman said honorarium as permissible under guidelines of the Council of Architecture would be paid to the selected one entry for final award by the Board of Assessors.

The applications from interested architects should reach the Director's office at Old secretariat here within a period of 15 days, he added.


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