Progress Report for the month of June, 2013

Date:
17.09.2013

Government of Goa

Department of Tourism

Purushotam Bhagwan Bld., Opp. Hotel Nova Goa

Dr. Atmaram Borkar Road, Panaji-Goa 403 001

Tel: 2438750/51/52 Fax: 2438756

 

 Kind Attn: Dr. N. Radhakrishnan                                                                                            Fax: 2451243

 

 

Progress Report for the month of June, 2013.

 

1.   Government has administratively approved and financially sanctioned illumination works of Shree Sai Baba Temple at Dadachiwadi.

 

2.   HML (20 mtrs. height) installed near Head Post Office, St.Tome Chapel & Tobacco Square, Panaji and HML at St. Cruz Church Complex, St. Cruz have been comissioned. The works of Information Plaza at Patto, Upgradation/Construction of Jetty at Patto, Multilevel Car Parking Project at Patto, Baga Coastal Circuit, Toilet Block at Calangute and Beautification of Bandodkar Statue at Calangute are in progress.

 

3.   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. The period of Water Safety Patrol contract has been extended till 31/7/2013.

 

4.   Patrolling on the beaches is being carried out by the IRB Police personnel deployed on the beaches of Goa.

 

5.   This Department had invited tenders on 30/4/2013 for integrated lifeguarding services, wherein two parties have submitted duly filled tender documents Technical bids and the same were opened on 18/6/2013. 

 

6.   The Department is in process of floating tenders for integrated scientific cleaning of Goan beaches with comprehensive garbage collection and disposal and hence the beach cleaning contractors are requested to carry out the beach cleaning activity till June 2013. Government approval for the same is obtained for further extension of the said beach cleaning contract i.e. upto 30th June 2013. 

 

7.   “M. V. River Princess”:   

On receiving the permissions/NOC from various Government Agencies/ Authorities for removal of the vessel “M. V. “River Princess” a letter was addressed to the Asst. Commissioner in a prescribed format alongwith the required enclosures in duplicate confirming the permissions/no objection received from the various departments with respect to removal of the vessel. A Note on the present condition of the vessel alongwith quantity and value of scrap cleared and quantity of scrap remaining was also submitted as per their requirements.

In response to the Tender Notice, the Department received 2 requests i.e. from Praka Engineering, Vasco da Gama, and from M/s Samraat Marine Services, Vasco da Gama for tender document.

 

Meantime, Department issued corrigendum informing that the opening of the tender document fixed on17/6/2013 at 4.30 p.m. is postponed as the Government has decided to constitute a Sub-Committee in order to inspect the landing space and recommend its suitability to the Government.

8.Inspection of temporary shacks in Government property as well as in Private property was carried out. Refund of Security deposit of the successful shack allottees is in process.

 

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

Sr. no.

Name of the Activity

New Registration

Renewal

1.

House/Guest Houses

37

355

2.

Travel Agencies

03

33

3.

Tourist Taxis

68

352

4.

Water Sports Boats

NIL

NIL

 

10.   Quite a number of tourists domestic as well as foreign continued to visit the State during the month of June, 2013.

 

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