Progress Report for the month of December, 2013

Date:
13.01.2014

Progress Report for the month of December, 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. 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, Donapaula. The period of Water Safety Patrol contract has been extended uptil 31/12/2013.

 

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

 

4. In response to the tender floated for providing beach lifeguarding and safety services on the beaches of Goa, this Department has received altogether three bids. The technical bids were opened on 2/12/2013 whereas the presentation by the bidders and opening of financial bids was done on 11/12/2013. M/s Drishti Special Response Services Pvt. Ltd. consortium emerged as lowest bidder scoring the highest score among all three bidders. The file has been moved to the Government for its decision in this regard.

 

5.  With regard to Comprehensive Management of cleanliness on beaches of Goa, it is stated that Committee members have decided to verify the authenticity of the documents submitted by the bidders. Therefore Department wrote letters to all the clients of the respective bidders, as regard to the proper authentication of the documents in respect of experience claimed by the bidders. Subsequently, verification letters were received from the clients in reference to this office letter. The Committee members in the meeting held on 5/12/2013 allotted the technical marks to each of the bidders. M/s Mahalsa Services, Verna-Goa was disqualified for not fulfilling the Technical bid Criteria and the financial bids of 06 bidders were opened on 12th December, 2013 at 2.30 P.M. in presence of the representatives of the respective bidders.

 

M/s Bhumika Transport (North) & M/s Ram Engineering (South) secured highest score in Technical bid Evaluation and were also found lowest in the financial bids.

 

Thus, the Tender Evaluation and Selection Committee recommended the selection of M/s Bhumika Transport for North Goa beaches and  M/s Ram Engineering for South Goa beaches for “Comprehensive Management of Cleanliness on beaches of Goa”. 

 

6. River Princess: On 11/12/2013 at 12.30 p.m. a meeting of the Monitoring Committee meeting under the Chairmanship of Pr. Secretary (Tourism) was held in the Conference hall, Secretariat, Porvorim -Goa so as to discuss the various issues relating to the removal of the vessel of M.V. “River Princess”. In the meeting, the following points were discussed:

i.   A detailed presentation was made by the representative of M/s Arihant Ship Breakers, Mumbai, on the methodology that will be adopted for removing the remaining debris of the shipwreck lying in the seabed, and the timeframe for completion of the work.

ii.  The matter regarding “hiring/leasing of landing space yard”, to unload the scarp material of the vessel M.V. “River Princess” was discussed and accordingly, the Monitoring Committee suggested that the financial bids submitted by M/s Samraat Marine Services, Vasco da Gama be opened. On 12th December, 2013 at 2.30 P.M. the financial bid of M/s Samraat Marine Services was opened in the chamber of Director of Tourism, Panaji-Goain presence of the Director of Tourism, Dy. Director (R), A.A.O attached to this Department & the representative of M/s Samraat Marine Services. The amount quoted by M/s Samraat Marine Services towards landing space yard for unloading the scrap material of the vessel M.V. “River Princess” is Rs.15,73,040/- per month. The same is submitted for approval.

iii.The Committee members were further informed that the contractor have submitted the Bank Guarantee of Rs.7.50 Crores & Rs.2.50 Crores valid upto 3rd March, 2014.

 

7. The work 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 and refund of security deposit of unsuccessful shack applicants is in progress. Action has been taken against illegal deck-beds placed at Varca and Longuinhos at Colva. This Department has issued notices to the shack owners for submission of false affidavit/complaints at South Goa beaches i.e. at Majorda, Khandivaddo-Cavelossim and Velsao and North Goa beaches i.e. at Sauntavaddo, Arambol and Mandrem. Also, shack license has been cancelled at Sauntavaddo, Mandrem, Majorda, Khandivaddo and Velsao. Inspection of illegal shacks and deckbeds on the beaches is in progress.  

 

8. As part of promotion in domestic and international market, Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd as Special Purpose Vehicle has participated in CII Fest Chandigarh, India Tourism Road Shows in Phonix MOLL Mumbai and Road Shows at New York and Los Angeles in USA, respectively.

Likewise, Special Purpose Vehicle has financially supported International Jazz Live Festival at Baywatch Resort-Goa, Sernabatim, Colva.

 

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

Sr. no.

Name of the Activity

New Registration

Renewal

1.

House/Guest Houses

02

71

2.

Travel Agencies

02

02

3.

Tourist Taxis

106

246

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 December, 2013.

 

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