Panaji, October 23, 2019 … Chief Minister, Dr Pramod Sawant chaired a meeting of the High Power Committee for Sonsodo Garbage Treatment Plant and meeting regarding proposed Solid Waste Management Facility at Bainguinim in the conference hall, Secretariat, Porvorim recently.

Minister, Science and Technology and Waste Management, Shri Michael Lobo; Minister, Urban Development, Shri Milind Naik; Opposition Leader & MLA, Margao, Shri Digamber Kamat; MLA, Fatorda, Shri Vijay Sardesai; MLA, Curtorim, Shri Aleixo Lourenco; Chairperson, Margao Municipal Council, Dr Babita Angle Prabhudessai; Chief Secretary, IAS, Shri Parimal Rai; Collector, South District, IAS, Shri Ajit Roy; Director, Directorate of Municipal Administration, IAS, Dr Tariq Thomas; Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, Shri Gopal Parsekar; Member Secretary, Goa State Pollution Control Board, Smt Sharmila Monteiro; Managing Director, Goa Industrial Development Corporation, Shri S V Naik; Finance Secretary, Shri Sunil Masurkar; Chief Officer, Margao Municipal Council, Shri Siddhivinayak Naik; Director, Department of Science and Technology, Shri Levinson Martins; Managing Director, Goa State Urban Development Corporation, Shri Srinet Kothwale, Advocate representing Margao Municipal Council, Adv. Padiyar and other top officials were present for the meeting of High Power Committee for Sonsodo Garbage Treatment Plant.

Chief Minster, Dr Sawant addressing the meeting was of the firm opinion that solution should come out for Sonsodo Garbage Treatment Plant to tackle the garbage menace. He assured that the Government will resolve the matter between Fomento and Margao Municipal Council. I will personally speak to Fomento Chairman & request him to hand over the Sonsoso plant to Goa Solid Waste Management Corporation in the interest of people, he added.

Adv. Padiyar briefing about the status of the matter in the court informed in detail the legal aspects and the history of Sonsodo Garbage Treatment Plant.

Shri Levinson Martins presented the current situation of the plant and informed in detail legacy dump at Sonsodo, waste management at Margao Municipal Council and Sonsodo Plant operation.

As regards to the proposed Bainguinim Solid Waste Management Facility, the finance funding model and other aspects were discussed.


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