Progress Report for the month of December, 2014

Date:
06.05.2015

Government of Goa
Department of Tourism
Paryatan Bhavan
Patto, Panaji-Goa
Ph. 0832 2494200, 2494211           Fax: 0832-2494227

Email: dir-tour.goa@nic.in/ deptgoatourism@gmail.com     Web: www.goatourism.gov.in

Kind Attn: Dr. N. Radhakrishnan                                   Fax: 2451243

 
Progress Report for the month of December, 2014.
 
1.     More than 95% construction work of the Information Plaza at Patto-Panaji has been completed. 80% work of Multilevel Car Parking Plaza has been completed, 80% work of upgradation/renovation of Tourism Jetty has been completed & river cruise is being operated in the completed portion of the Jetty. 60% work of Baga Coastal Circuit development is completed. The work of Calangute – Candolim Circuit is in progress. The work of construction of Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology has begun.K.P.M.G. Services Pvt. Ltd. consortium with Tourism & Leisure Spain have been appointed for the preparation of Tourism Master Plan & Tourism Policy of Goa.
 
2.     Government has administratively approved the work of shifting of 30 mtrs. High Mast Light at Regina Matyrum Church Assolna (Velim) to South Eastern end of Church Compound.
 
3.     The work of development, deployment, management, and operation of Water Safety Patrol almost throughout the coastline with State of Art facilities in the coastal waters of the State of Goa on turn key basis is in operation through M/s Drishti Lifesaving Pvt. Ltd, Donapaula.
 
4.     Patrolling on the beaches is being carried out by the IRB Police personnel deployed on the beaches of Goa.
 
5.     Beach Cleaning:Work Order has been issued to M/s Bhumika Transport led Consortium and M/s Ram on the beaches of Goa” for North Goa and South Goa, respectively, w.e.f. 1/9/2014. Engineering led Consortium for carrying out the work of “Comprehensive Management of Cleanliness. A committee of Information Assistant has been constituted to carry out the random inspection of the beach stretches to observe and report the activities being carried out on the entire beach stretches of the state of Goa. 
 
This Department has also formed two separate Departmental Committee of North and South Zone Office to have random inspections and observe the performance of Beach Cleaning Contractors of the concerned zone.
 
6.   River Princess:
a)   Underwater survey has carried out by NIO and the report of the same is awaited.
b)  As requested to the Contractor regarding renewal of Bank Guarantee, the contractor M/s Arihant Ship Breakers, Mumbai have submitted a renewed Bank Guarantee valid upto 3rd March 2015.
 
c)   The total scrap of 1402.5M.T transported from Candolim to the Yard has not yet dispatched.
 
d)  Income Tax Officer (TDS), Ward – 1 Panaji –Goa had file an IT appeal No. 331/PNJ/2014 of 2014 before the Income – tax Appellant Tribnal, Panaji and hearing was fixed on 15/12/2014. Shri Pikale the tax consultant appointed by the Government has attended the same and as informed by the Tax consultant the next hearing is scheduled on 5/01/2015 at 10.30 A.M.
 
Beach Shacks:The process of issuing of Shack license to the successful shack applicants is completed. Demolition of two illegal shacks has been carried out at Calangute and Candolim and confiscated and dismantled illegally placed deck-beds at Calangute, Candolim, Mobor and Betalbatim. Issuing of license for placement of deck-beds is in progress.
 
7.     As part of promotion in domestic market, Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. as Special Purpose Vehicle has participated in CII Feast - Chandigarh and ITM - Lucknow respectively.                          
 
8.        The Department has carried out the following trade activities:
 
Sr. no. Name of the Activity New Registration Renewal
1. Hotels/Guest Houses 18 26
2. Travel Agencies Nil 04
3. Tourist Taxis 118 212
4. Water Sports Boats 04 22
 
 
9.   A large number of tourists domestic as well as foreign have continued to visit the State during the month of December, 2014.
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