Govt mulls forming third district of Goa

Curchorem: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said
the government is considering forming third district in the state, factoring in
the rising population and the need for
overall development.

Speaking after inaugurating the newly-constructed administrative
building at Dharbandora, Sawant said that Dharbandora town will metamorphose
into a city in the next five years as Dharbandora taluka will come under the
proposed new district.

Sawant said the new administrative building will help
alleviate the hardship of the people of the taluka who have to travel a
distance of about 50 km to visit government offices.

All government offices, including the offices of deputy
collector, BDO, mamlatdar, will start functioning in the new administrative
complex at Dharbandora.

Stating that there is a proposal for constructing a truck
terminal at Dharbandora, the Chief Minister said that a recreational centre
with all facilities will be set up for senior citizens of the taluka.

On the Sanjivani sugar factory, Sawant said the
government has not yet decided on shutting down the factory.

But the government wants to get such a project for the
taluka which will benefit the people especially farmers, he disclosed.

A four-lane highway running from Molem to the Karnataka
border will be constructed so as to ease
travelling to neighboring states, he said
and congratulated the team of PWD engineers and the architect for
constructing the administrative block in a record time at the cost of Rs 23
crore. PWD Minister and Sanvordem MLA
Deepak Pauskar, North Goa collector Ajit Roy, deputy collector of Dharbandora
Pradip Naik and others also attended the function.

Speaking on the occasion, Pauskar said the issue
pertaining to the transfer of Aframento cases as also forest rights cases is
under consideration and that the cases will be settled soon.

Sanads will be issued soon to the people, the PWD
Minister said, adding that all the projects undertaken will be completed by
December 2021.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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