Construction at the Site C dam recently hit the 100 day mark. Hydro has released the construction schedule for November 9 to November 22. See the full list provided by B.C. Hydro below.The following construction activities are scheduled to occur November 9 – November 22:The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s contractor for the public road improvements will complete their work for this construction season on 240 Road and 269 Road and will demobilize. Work will resume on public roads in spring 2016.The worker accommodation contractor will continue site preparation for the camp, including installation of utilities and other infrastructure. Modular units for the camp will be transported to the dam site.Clearing, excavation and road construction will continue on the north bank of the dam site.Excavation will continue in and around the Peace River as part of the construction of a road and the temporary Peace River construction bridge. Beginning in mid-November, pile driving will be used to construct the bridge structure and supports.Preparation work may begin for a temporary bridge across the Moberly River.Docks may be installed on both shores of the dam site.Quarry operations will continue in Wuthrich and West Pine quarries.Clearing and other work will continue on the south bank of the dam site around access roads and to prepare the area for construction of the temporary Peace River construction bridge. Construction and upgrades of the south bank access roads will continue.Work will occur on the south bank transmission lines to accommodate future construction.Road maintenance activities will continue on the south bank petroleum development roads.Installation of security gates, fences and guard buildings will occur at the dam site.Installation of a new 25 kV distribution line will occur along public roads on the north bank. During this period, some clearing will continue.Please note that all activities listed in this construction bulletin are based on the latest information in our construction plan and are subject to change.- Advertisement -What to ExpectWhile this work takes place, local area residents can expect the following:There will be additional truck traffic in the area as construction crews mobilize to the Site C dam site, the hauling of rock and timber continues, and as modular camp units are transported to site. This will include increased industrial traffic on the resource roads from Chetwynd leading to the construction site on the south bank of the dam site.While road improvements are made to 240 Road and 269 Road, and the contractor demobilizes, motorists can expect to encounter traffic control personnel, minor traffic delays and single-lane alternating traffic.Early morning and/or night shifts may be scheduled, in addition to shifts on the weekends.Some noise, vibration and dust will occur in the vicinity of the dam site and along public roads as a result of the scheduled construction activities, including pile driving. BC Hydro will monitor noise levels throughout the construction period to ensure they are within acceptable standards.Additional information about piling driving will be distributed to residents in the project area.Learn MoreAdvertisement Visit the project website: sitecproject.com
New Delhi: The Statistics and Programme Implementation has decided to merge the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) into National Statistical Office (NSO) in a major restructuring move. The ministry in an order issued on May 23 regarding the restructuring of the ministry (MOSPI), stated, “In order to streamline and strengthen the present nodal function of MOSPI with respect to Indian official statistics system and bring in more synergy by integrating its administrative functions within the ministry.” Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsAccording to the order, Statistical Wing, comprising the NSO with constituents as the CSO and the NSSO, to be an integral part of the main ministry. It stated that the NSO would be headed by Secretary Statistics and Programme Implementation, with various divisions reporting to the Secretary through Director Generals (DGs). The CSO headed by a DG brings out macro economic data like economic (GDP) growth data, industrial production and inflation. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefThe NSSO conducts large-scale surveys and brings out reports on health, education, household expenditure and other social and economic indicators. The NSSO and the CSO were functioning independently. The MOSPI order also stated that with the reorganisation of the CSO and the NSSO within NSO as part of the main ministry, the administrative functions will be streamlined with the involvement of DG level officers in administrative and overall coordination of the ministry. The Data Processing Division (DPD) of the present NSSO would be renamed Data Quality Assurance Division (DQAD) and have the responsibility to bring out quality improvements in survey data, as well in data of non-survey source like Economic Census and administrative statistics (provided by various department or bodies). The Field Operation Division (FOD) of the present NSSO will be subordinate office of the MOSPI, and all other divisions of present CSO, NSSO and the administrative wing to exist as division of the ministry. However, the order did not speak anything about the National Statistical Commission (NSC), which was overseeing statistical works in India. The government had set up the NSC through a resolution on June 1, 2005. The setting up of the NSC followed the decision of the Union Cabinet to accept the recommendations of the Rangarajan Commission, which reviewed the Indian Statistical System in 2001. The NSC was constituted on July 12, 2006 with a mandate to evolve policies, priorities and standards in statistical matters. The NSC has four Members besides a Chairperson, each having specialization and experience in specified statistical fields.