Progress Report for the month of November, 2013

Date:
28.11.2013

 

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 November, 2013.

 

1.   More than 80% construction work of the Information Plaza at Patto-Panaji has been completed. 30% work of Multilevel Car Parking Plaza has been completed, 50% work of upgradation/renovation of Tourism Jetty has been completed & 80% work of “Beautification of Bandodkar Statue” and Toilet Block at Calangute has been completed.

 

2.   Government has Administratively Approved  installation of three nos. of four arm lights near Carmona Church, one four arm light at Pedda-Varca, one High Mast Light at Zalor beach in Benaulim Constituency and to provide façade illumination scheme at Azad Maidan, Panaji-Goa.

 

3.   Government has Administratively Approved and financially sanctioned the work of wiring of newly constructed toilet complex at Collem and repairing of façade illumination of Shree Lairai temple, Sirigao-Goa.

 

4.   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 Special Response Services Private Limited, Dona Paula. The period of Water Safety Patrol contract has been extended uptil 30/11/2013.

 

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

 

6.   In response to the tender floated for providing beach lifeguarding and safety services on the beaches of Goa., the Department is in receipt of online request for issue of tender document from five bidders. The Pre bid conference was held on 30/10/2013 at 5.00 p.m. The last date and time for online submission of duly filled techno commercial bid/tender document, submission of hard copies of the uploaded document has been fixed on 22/11/2013 upto 3.30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

7.    A meeting of Tender Evaluation cum selection committee for selection of a suitable bidder for Comprehensive management of cleanliness on beaches of Goa was held on 19/11/2013 at 11.00 a.m. at the conference room attached to the chamber of the Principal Secretary (Tourism) for award of technical score and opening of financial bid of the bidders. During the course of technical evaluation, the committee decided to verify the authenticity of the documents submitted by the bidders thus the opening of scheduled financial bid was postponed and the same has been decided to be convene on 5/12/2013 at 11.00 a.m. at above mentioned venue.

 

8.   River Princess

 

Sub-Committee constituted for evaluating the suitability of landing site to unload the scrap material of the vessel M. V. “River Princess” submitted its inspection report and the same is being placed before the Monitoring Committee.

 

Till date the contractor has not submitted renewed Performance Bank Guarantee for an amount of `10.00 crores and schedule/list of equipments to be mobilized for removing of remaining debris. A detailed note is submitted to the Principal Secretary (Tourism) for conveying next Monitoring Committee meeting.

 

9.   The work of site demarcation has been completed and the process of issuing permissions for the successful shack allottees for tourist season 2013-16 for North and South Goa beaches is in progress. Also, process of preparation of permission for deck-beds for the hoteliers is in progress.

 

10.               As part of promotion in domestic and international market, Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd as Special Purpose Vehicle has participated in India Trade Fair  at New Delhi, Holiday Expo-Travel & Tourism Exhibition at Vishakapatnam, IITM Pune, IITM Hyderabad and WTM London, Road Show at Edinburg & Leeds in U.K.

 

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

Sr. no.

Name of the Activity

New Registration

Renewal

1.

House/Guest Houses

07

57

2.

Travel Agencies

04

06

3.

Tourist Taxis

176

350

4.

Water Sports Boats

NIL

NIL

 

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

 

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