High level meeting to discuss tourism infra development
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September 3, 2017: The Hon'ble Minister for Tourism, Govt. of Goa, Mr. Manohar Ajgaonkar has convened a high level meeting of MLAs and Sarpanchas from Coastal Talukas on tourism development initiatives proposed in coastal areas in the State.
A day ahead of the meeting, Mr. Ajgaonkar said, "Goa Tourism is committed on developing coastal areas in the State which will boost tourism and attract tourists to enjoy not only the beaches and coastal areas by avail of facilities and quality tourism infrastructure."Tourism infrastructure development projects such as providing public conveniences namely toilets, changing rooms, locker facilities, adequate parking, beautification, illumination etc are many of the components envisaged in the plans.
This meeting comes in the wake of the sanction of Central Financial Assistance of Rs 100 crore by the Govt. of India to Goa under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme for coastal circuit development.
Mr. Ajgaonkar had assured that he would take all village panchayats into confidence while drawing up project plans for coastal circuit development after Goa received a second allotment of CFA from the Union Ministry of Tourism under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme.
The meeting will be attended by the MLAs and sarpanchas representing the coastal areas in Goa and details on infrastructure development projects in each respective coastal talukas will be explained and deliberated upon.
Mr. Ajgaonkar has expressed confidence that the MLAs and Village panchayat Sarpanchas will co-operate and contribute in the discussions on Monday and strengthen Goa Tourism's plans of augmenting tourism infrastructure in the State of Goa.
Mr. Ajgaonkar is also proposing to impress upon the coastal belt public representatives to remain more vigilant on the drug menace and will seek their co-operation in eradicating the same.