Korean Smart Parking proposal to help solve Sikkim’s parking woes


Gangtok, 15 Nov (IPR):

A team from the DMIC Engineering and Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Republic of Korea represented by Setiawan Cho, Don I.B.Jang and Hemant Swarop from The Trade Office, Embassy of Republic of Korea, Gurgaon called on the Chief Minister,Pawan Chamling at his official residence at Mintokgang today.

PHE Secretary, Sonam Dadul Bhutia in brief explained about the problem of traffic management and scarcity of parking areas in the state. He then briefed about the proposed plan of Smart Parking and stated that representatives from DMIC, Korea with their expertise and technological proficiency have put forward the proposal for development, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of mechanical car parking system at places opted by the state government.

Smart Parking is the solution which deals with the complexities of lack of parking facilities, he said. The team from the DMIC Engineering and Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Republic of Korea then showed a presentation on Smart Parking and explained how it minimises the use of space and maximises the area for parking vehicles.

The Chief Minister directed the Heads of concerned Departments to start work for the pilot project and see the feasibility of the same.

Talking about the brand Organic Sikkim, the team from Korea proposed their interest in the Organic produce of Sikkim. They stated that the Organic produce would have a great market in Korea and they were willing to buy the produce under the brand name of Sikkim and sell it in their country.

The Chief Minister asked for their expertise and intellectual inputs in this regard and stated that if it helped the farmers of Sikkim and build the brand name of Organic Sikkim with processing units set up in the state, this proposal could also be considered.

Principal Secretary Finance, Revenue & Expenditure Department-cum-Development Commissioner V.B.Pathak asked the team to submit the specifications and requirements at the earliest.

The meeting also had the presence of Mayor, Shakti Singh Choudhary, Secretary Agriculture Department and Organic Mission, Khorlo Bhutia, Secretary UDHD, Ganga Pradhan, CEO Smart City Gangtok, Tshewang Gyaccho.