Progress Report for the month of June, 2012

Date:
02.08.2012
  1. The work of Information Plaza at Patto-Panaji is in progress.

  1. Illegal encroachment in our property at Mangeshi by locals has been demolished/removed on 14.06.2012.

  1. 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.

  1. The work of Safety/Security Night Patrol Contract awarded to M/s DRISHTI SPECIAL RESPONSE SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED, has been extended till September 2012.

  1. Department had invited fresh Tenders for Beach Cleaning for the period of 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. An Order is issued to the Respective I.A’s and TSF i.e.North/South for monitoring the work of beach cleaning and to submit the report fortnightly. A team is also formed under the said order to visit the beaches randomly consisting of DDA, AD(R), ATO(R ) and dealing hand. As per the Order, inspections are carried out and reports are placed accordingly.

The services of the Beach Cleaning Contractor for the beach stretch N-5 Miramar-Caranzalem has been terminated by this Department and the beach cleaning contract for the above stretch has been handed over to Corporation City of Panaji inorder to maintain the cleanliness of the beaches w.e.f. 01.06.2012.

 

  1. M.V. River Princess”. On 24.05.2012, a letter was received from the Contractor M/s Arihant Ship Breakers, Mumbai stating that the project of removal M.V. River Princess” grounded at Candolim beach has been completed as on 18th May 2012.

 

As per the condition of Agreement executed between the Government and the Contractor M/s Arihant Ship Breakers, Mumbai, Government appointed M/s New Horizon Surveys (I) Pvt. Ltd., Navi Mumbai to conduct the underwater survey of the vessel and accordingly M/s New Horizon, Mumbai carried out Side Scan Sonar Survey and Sub-surface profiling and diving operation at Candolim on 01.06.2012. On receiving the survey report from M/s New Horizon Survey, Mumbai the survey report and the soft copy of the said report were forwarded to Dr.AK Chaubey, Scientist “G” NIO and Cdr.R.M. Thomas, National Institute of Hydrographic, C/o H.Q.G.N.A. Vasco-Da-Gama who had accompanied M/s New Horizon Survey (I) Pvt. Ltd., Navi Mumbai for underwater survey for perusal and confirmation, before forwarding the same to National Hydrographic Office, Dehradun for verification.

 

  1. Refund of Security deposit towards Government shack is in process.

 

  1. The Department has carried out the following trade activities:

 

Sr. no.

Name of the Activity

New Registration

Renewal

1.

House/Guest Houses

04

302

2.

Travel Agencies

NIL

35

3.

Tourist Taxis

74

247

4.

Water Sports Boats

NIL

NIL

 

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