Progress Report for the month of January, 2012

Date:
31.01.2012

As part of providing Infrastructure facilities, Department has published Notice Inviting Tenders in National & local dailies for construction of Multilevel Car Parking project before Model Code  of Conduct coming into effect. The last date for receiving tenders is 27.01.2012 at 3.00 p.m.

1.    The work of construction of Information Plaza at Patto is in progress.

2.    As part of promotional activities in overseas market, Department has Organized Roadshows at Barcelona in Spain and also a press interaction in Pamplona, the capital of Navarre to exchange some technologies regarding renewable energy and garbage management between Navarre and Goa from 11.01.2012 to 17.01.2012 and also participated at Tourism Matka Expo 2012 held from 19th to 22nd January, 2012 at Helsinki, Finland.

3.    As part of promotional activities in domestic market, Department has participated at Holiday Expo Travel & Tourism Exhibition held from 20th to 22nd January 2012 at Coimbatore.

4.    The work of development, deployment, management and operation of a 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 SPECIAL RESPONSE SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED, Dona Paula.

5.    The work of Safety/Security Night Patrol Contract awarded to M/s DRISHTI SPECIAL RESPONSE SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED has been extended for further 12 months i.e. till March 2012.

6.    Department has invited fresh Tenders for Beach Cleaning for the period from 1st August 2011 to 31st July 2012 and accepted the tenders by selecting the lowest bidders for 10 beach stretches. The approval of the  Government has been obtained and accordingly commencement letter are issued for 9 beach stretches for the work of cleaning the beach areas,, nearby envirn., roads and accesses through the beach by removal of organic and inorganic wastes, including transportation, disposal and maintain cleanliness on the beaches throughout the day from December 2011 to November 2012.

7.    “M.V. River Princess”. In pursuance to the Notification issued by Superintendent of Customs, Office of the Commissioner of Central Excise & Customs, Panaji-Goa declaring Chapora Port as a landing place for the purpose of ship breaking of the vessel M.V. “River Princess”.  A letter dated 18.01.2012 is sent to M/s Arihant Ship Breakers, Mumbai to resume the cutting work of the vessel M.V.” River Princess” immediately.

8.    342 nos. Shack permission in Government property have been issued. Permission for Water Sport Shed, Deck-Beds for Hotelier and unemployed local youths is in process.

9.    Refund of DD’s of unsuccessful Shack applicants (unsuccessful in getting shacks) in Government properties is in process.

10.    The Department has carried out the following trade activities

Sr. no.

Name of the Activity

New Registration

Renewal

1.

House/Guest Houses

02

55

2.

Travel Agencies

NIL

01

3.

Tourist Taxis

197

132

4.

Water Sports Boats

NIL

NIL


11.    Quite a number of tourists domestic as well as foreign continued to visit the State during the month of January, 2012.