• Goa government to undertake tourism projects worth Rs 40 crore in Pernem taluka
  • Beaches of Morjim, Mandrem, Arambol and Keri to get facelift
  • Projects entail changing rooms, toilets, pathways, illumination, cafeterias
  • CM to ensure benefits of tourism to percolate to locals

 

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Panjim,  April 7: Tourism  infrastructure development projects  worth Rs.40 crore  are  set to  be taken  up by the  Goa  government  in Pernem  taluka  giving  a facelift to  popular tourist  locales   namely Keri, Mandrem, Arambol  and Morjim. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa,   Shri.  Laxmikant Parsekar,  convened  a  meeting  on Monday  evening  to  chalk out  plans  for   the mega  tourism  development  projects  proposed in Pernem Taluka.

The Minister for Tourism Shri.Dilip Parulekar, Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Shri. Rajendra Arlekar and Chairman of Goa Tourism Development   Corporation (GTDC) Shri.  Nilesh Cabral  and  tourism officials were  also present for the meeting held yesterday. Sarpanchas from the concerned village Panchayats were also part of the deliberations.

The  tourism infrastructure  development project   in Pernem  taluka entails   providing  toilets, changing  rooms,  lighting, pathways,  illumination, cafeterias and more on beaches  and other tourist  spots    which  will help  add  more  impetus  on Goa  Tourism’s  endeavor  to  promote  cultural  and heritage tourism.

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As  reported  recently,   the beaches  of   Morjim, Mandrem, Arambol  and  Keri   are  most  pristine and beautiful and were  in need  of  a facelift.  The  infrastructure   development projects   will  give a  boost  to  these  tourism locales   which are  also  less  crowded   and commercialized but  a hot  spot   for  foreign  tourists.

The Chief Minister Shri.  Parsekar said, “The  benefits  of  tourism  will percolate   to the  villages  of  Pernem  taluka  and ensure  sustained   development   of  the  tourism  industry.” The Minister for Tourism Shri.  Parulekar  said, “Pernem  taluka  has  some  of  Goa’s popular beaches and  the  government  is  keen on developing  these popular  areas with  infrastructure projects.”

The Chairman   of Goa Tourism Development   Corporation (GTDC) Shri.  Nilesh  Cabral  said, “Goa  Tourism   and  GTDC  have  been working  tirelessly  to  augment    infrastructure  along  the  coastline  and  plans are  being chalked  out  to  do so  through various  coastal   circuits.   The  areas  of  Morjim, Mandrem,  Arambol  and Keri  draw  tourists  from far  and  wide for  being  picturesque   and  peaceful.  The  villagers  of  Pernem   will  also  benefit  from this  project both  directly  and  indirectly.”

The tourism ministry plans to take up areas of tourist importance   in Bardez taluka next for infrastructure development.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Mr. Gerry you are correct in certain places here but having the toilet facility is very much necessary for the people who are not going to shacks. Obviously the shacks will provide the toilet facility only to their customers then what about lots of tourist who comes to the beach ? they surely need toilet facility …. for us at the moment anything which you are getting is extra only ……. as something is better than nothing …. but surely we will take your point of view in consideration and try to pass on this message to the concern people …..

  2. Arambol beach NEEDS de-congestion not DEVELOPMENT! Does the writ of the State run in Arambol? Morjim beach needs protection , definitely not toilets as under the Shack policy, Shacks provide their own toilets.Not even lion-hearted tourists venture into the sea during monsoons. Its plain suicidal. So who will benefit from these toilets at Morjim??.

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