Panaji, January 29, 2019 … “The Captain of Ports is doing good work in keeping Goa’s Rivers trade friendly and navigable,” said the Minister for Ports, Shri Jayesh Salgaonkar. Shri Salgaonkar was speaking at the function for the laying of the Foundation stone for the ‘Construction of Terminal Building for Captain of Ports’ at Panaji, today. The proposed terminal building for COP is to be located in front of the newly-constructed COP Jetty in Panaji and will comprise ground floor and three upper floor levels.
“The new building will take into account trade and allied business partners, which will be housed here and which will add to the revenue of the Government of Goa,” said Shri Salgaonkar. The design of the building will resemble the form of a ship.
Shri Salgaonkar informed that the COP is working on opening of river mouths where sand bar formations have taken place. “Siltation needs to be removed and for this we need the cooperation of the Government and local stakeholders,” he said.
Present on the occasion were Captain James Braganza, Captain of Ports, Deputy Captain of Ports, Captain Premlal Sirsaiker, Assistant Accounts Officer, Smt. Savita Aguiar among others.
The work for the new terminal building is being done by the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) and the total cost of Civil, Plumbing, Electrical and Fire Fighting works will be Rs. 25.18 crores.