Management and Governance matters: Status of the SEA Regional Office Buiding
AbstractThe status of the WHO South-East Asia (SEA) Regional Office Building at Indraprastha Estate in New Delhi, India, was presented to the Seventieth session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in Maldives in September 2017. The Regional Committee therein decided, through SEA/RC/70(2), that the best option for managing the precarious structural issues of the Regional Office Building was to redevelop the whole campus. Noting with high appreciation the host country’s agreement to finance and manage the demolition and reconstruction of a new Regional Office Building at the existing site and the excellent cooperation and substantive contribution to the project, the Regional Committee requested the Secretariat to continue working closely with the Government of India on the project and to swiftly finalize the required agreements regarding financing, construction and ownership of the new building. This Working Paper provides updates on the progress from the last Regional Committee with the following highlights: Relocation of the Regional Office to two temporary “swing” spaces in Central Delhi with effect from 14 May 2018 in a smoothly executed transition; Appointment of the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) Limited as the project management consultancy agency for this reconstruction project by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India; Progress made in the design stage of the project; and Continued dialogue between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, and the World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, towards efficient and successful completion of the project within the agreed timelines. The attached Working Paper was presented to the High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting for noting. The HLP reviewed the paper and made the following recommendations for consideration by Seventy-first Session of the Regional Committee: Actions by WHO Provide the latest update on the SEA Regional Office Building reconstruction project to the Seventy-first Session of the Regional Committee in September. The working paper and the HLP recommendations are submitted to the Seventy-first Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia for its consideration.
World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2018). Management and Governance matters: Status of the SEA Regional Office Buiding. World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/273965