Wholesale fish market project costing nearly Rs 13 cr to come up in Fatorda
Stating that Goa Forward Party tied up with BJP to achieve planned development in the state, the Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai on Tuesday said that a first of its kind wholesale fish market will come up in Fatorda, which will cost around Rs 13 crore.
He unveiled the plaque to mark laying of foundation stone for the South Goa Planning and Development Authority’s (SGPDA) wholesale fish market in Fatorda.
The first-phase work, costing Rs 88.89 lakh, is expected to be completed in one year’s time. The total cost of the project is Rs 12. 89 crore, to be constructed by GSIDC.
“We had promised a clean wholesale fish market for the people. We have formed the government to bring in development with consent. The Goa Forward Party is working tirelessly in this direction,” he said.
He said there will be a system in place at the market to ensure that no other trade takes place there.
Taking a jibe, the minister sought to know why there was no development in the state when the Congress party was ruling at the Centre and in the state.
“Political opportunism is the order of the day. And that is what the Goa Forward Party did in Goa. We formed the government with the BJP only to bring in planned development, which the rival parties neglected,’’ he stated.
GSIDC chairman Deepak Pawaskar assured full cooperation to the minister.
Meanwhile, TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai on Tuesday disclosed that the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to arrive in Goa on June 14 and that he will launch the special purpose vehicle – Fatorda-Margao bus terminus – that was formed jointly by GSIDC, GSUDA, transport department and PDA.
Speaking to media on the sidelines of traffic signal commissioning at the old market, Margao, the minister said, “The Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is coming back in two days and will launch the special purpose vehicle jointly formed by GSIDC, GSUDA, transport department and PDA.” “GSUDA land will also be included for this signature Goa model project,” he
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