Progress Report for the month of September, 2013

Date:
25.09.2013

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

Email: dirgoatourism@gmail.com/deptgoatourism@gmail.com     web: www.goatourism.gov.in

Kind Attn: Dr. N. Radhakrishnan                                                                                      Fax: 2451243

 

Progress Report for the month of September, 2013.

 

1. 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, Toilet Block near Shree Chandreshwar Bhutnath temple at Parvat Paroda and Beautification of Bandodkar Statue at Calangute are in progress.

 

2. Government has administratively approved multiple arm fixtures (3&4 arms) at various road junctions of Village Panchayat Pilerne under Saligao Constituency and High Mast Light at Brahmani Mahamaya Temple in Corpordem Village Sattari.

 

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 up till 31/10/2013.

 

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

 

5. This Department has invited Global tender on 23.09.2013 for the development, deployment, management and operations of Water Safety Services with all state of the Art facilities/systems on a turnkey basis at Nominated water bodies. The last date for receipt  of online application is 18.10.2013 up to 3.30 p.m. The last date of online issue of Tender Documents is 21.10.2013 at 3.30 p.m. A Pre bid conference will be held on 23.10.2013 at 11.00 a.m. at Secretariat Porvorim, Bardez-Goa. The last date for submission of the tender is 28.10.2013 up to 3.30 p.m.. The Tender Notice has been published on two local dailies viz., Navhind Times (English) & Tarun Bharat (Marathi), two National newspapers viz. The Hindu (Bangaluru) & Economic Times (Mumbai) and one international newspaper Khaleej Times (Dubai).

 

6. This Department floated tender for Comprehensive management of cleanliness for North and South Goa beach stretches. The pre bid conference in this regard was held on 23.08.2013 at 11.00 a.m. at Secretariat, Porvorim. The last date for online submission of duly filled tender document was 17.09.2013 up 03.30 p.m. and accordingly 5 bidders had submitted their tender document 3 for North and 4 for South Goa Beach Stretches. The opening of Technical Bid was held on 20.09.2013 at 3.30 p.m. at Secretariat, Porvorim. The existing beach cleaning contractors are requested to carry out the beach cleaning work upto 30/9/2013. The Administrative approval and Expenditure sanction for the same is obtained by this Department.

 

7.  “M. V. River Princess”:   

 

A Notification dated 28.08.2013 for the purpose of ship breaking of the vessel M.V. “River Princess” is received from Superintendent of Customs, Office of the Commissioner of Central Excise & Customs, Panaji-Goa under Section 8 of Customs Act, 1962 declaring Chapora Port as a landing place, valid upto 31st March 2014. On receiving the Notification, the contractor M/s Arihant Ship Breakers, Mumbai is asked  to renew the Performance Bank Guarantee of 10.00 crores.

 

A Sub-Committee was constituted to evaluate the suitability of landing site to unload the scarp material of the vessel M.V. “River Princess” and to submit the inspection report to the Monitoring Committee. On 19.07.2013 at 3.30 p.m., the Sub-Committee carried out an inspection of the landing space/site  and the inspection report of the same is awaited.

 

8. This Department has invited application for setting up of temporary shacks on beaches alongwith affidavit and applicable terms and conditions for the tourist season 2013-16. The proportionate allotment of number of shacks for Northe Goa is 240 nos. and for South Goa are 104 nos. The last date for receipt of shack application is 25.09.2013 up to 5.00 p.m. The cost of application fee is Rs.9000/- (non-refundable and annual license fee for the temporary seasonal shack shall be as under:

 

At Stretches ‘A’=Rs.45,000/-  1st year (i.e. 2013-14)

    =Rs.50,000/-  2nd year (i.e.2014-15)

                        =Rs.55,000/-  3rd year  (i.e.2015-16)

 

At Stretches ‘B’=Rs.30,000/-  1st year (i.e. 2013-14)

    =Rs.35,000/-  2nd year (i.e.2014-15)

                        =Rs.40,000/-  3rd year  (i.e.2015-16)

 

a)   90% of the shacks shall be allotted by draw of lots to the applicants having  at least 3 years of experience.

b)  The remaining 10% shall be allotted by draw of lots for new applicants having no experience and applicants having experience of 1 year and 2 years.

9.   As part of promotion in domestic and international market, Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd as Special Purpose Vehicle has participated in Laghan Mandap Wedding and Lifestyle Exhibition 2013 at Jaipur, Sakal Travel Mart Pune, TTM-Ranchi, TTF Mumbai, IITM Mumbai IITM-Gurgao, Indian Travel Fair Dubai, OTDYKH-LEISURE, Russia, Moscow.

 

 

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

Sr. no.

Name of the Activity

New Registration

Renewal

1.

House/Guest Houses

10

108

2.

Travel Agencies

13

13

3.

Tourist Taxis

104

435

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 September, 2013.

 

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