Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, on Friday, said that the BJP-led government in the state would spend around Rs 25,000 crore on development projects, and create necessary infrastructure, including two major bridges on Mandovi and Zuari rivers, in the remaining four and half years’ of its term.
Parrikar was addressing the residents of Headland Sada after laying the foundation stone for the state-of-the-art swimming pool in Mormugao constituency, estimated to cost Rs 13.39 crore.
Minister for Sports Manohar Azgaonkar, Mormugao MLA Milind Naik, Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) chairman Deepak Prabhu Pauskar, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) chairman Siddharth Kunkalienkar, deputy chairperson of Mormugao Municipal Council Shashikant Parab, Ravindra Bhavan president Sanjay Satardekar and others were present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that the pollution level in Goa is very low as compared to the pollution level in Delhi.
“The state government has made its stand clear over the coal pollution. The government would not allow any expansion of the coal handling activities at the Mormugao Port,” he added.
He, however, claimed that Mormugao Port Trust has incurred a loss of around Rs 90 crore last month due to the slowdown in coal handling.
“The people should think in a positive way on development, and should not oppose for the sake of opposing,” he said and further appealed to the people to extend their cooperation on development.
“People should know the facts, and then only they should oppose the projects, which are adversely affecting the environment,” he said.
Coming down on the Congress, Parrikar said that the then Congress-led government had failed to provide funds for the construction of the four-lane highway.
Azgaonkar said that the BJP-led government in the state is 100 per cent stable.
He expressed confidence that the infrastructure facilities for the forthcoming National Games would be put in place.
Naik stressed on completing the 17 major development projects, work on which was started during his last tenure.
He appealed to the Chief Minister to provide immediate attention to complete the projects as early as possible.
The GSIDC chairman also spoke on the occasion. The function was compered by Prasad Prabhugaonkar, while Satardekar proposed the vote of thanks.
Source:: The Navhind Times