Panaji: August 30, 2015 …. Minister for Industries, Shri Mahadev Naik admitting that unemployment is a big challenge asserted that imparting technical qualification to youths is the need of the hour to make them technically qualified for being absorbed in the multinational companies and felt the need to change the mind-set of the youth to acquire technical knowledge.

 Minister for Industries, Shri Mahadev Naik was speaking at the laying of the foundation stone for Auto Plaza for block A at Industrial Estate, Kakoda, Curchorem in the distinguished presence of local MLA and Chairman GTDC, Shri Nilesh Cabral and MLA & Chairman, IDC, Shri Ganesh Gaonkar. 

 The Auto Plaza once complete will accommodate all those garages, vulcanizing, etc in the town at a centralized area.  The auto plaza was a long felt need of the small business community people operating from scattered areas in the village including the locals.  Auto plaza is being constructed in a phased manner consisting of 8 blocks comprising of 100 galas in the range of 50-100 sq. mts and 67 offices at a total cost of approximately Rs. 18 crores. 

 The Block A is being built at a cost of 3.5 crores on an area admeasuring 2000 sq. mts and will have 20 Galas and will be complete in a year time. Each block is independent of each other with necessary basic facilities like toilets, parking, etc. and will provide the perfect opportunity to serve the people in an effective manner apart from providing the opportunity to the people to get services at one place.

 Speaking further, Shri Naik said that the Government has taken a decision to impress upon industries to impart training to our local youth and absorb them.  This will ensure that the local youth get their hands-on-job and at the same time match the needs of the industries.

 Investment Promotion Board set up to encourage and attract investment in the State will emphasize upon all industries to provide employment opportunities to the local, Shri Naik said and pointed that new industrial estate in Dharbandora, Sanguem and Panchwadi will provide the much needed opportunity to get gainful employment to the people of the vicinity.

 Seeking people support and co-operation, the local MLA, Shri Nilesh Cabral informed that the Auto Plaza is a step in the direction of making our town a model one, enticing people to come calling at our town.

 Informing that foundation stones for a slew of projects like improvement and development of circles, swimming pool, etc for which all codal formalities and permissions are complete will soon be laid, he pointed that the government has been carrying out various development projects despite of its financial limitations.

 Shri Cabral said that all the blocks will be completed in a phased manner and allotment will done once for everybody operating their garage in the town only after completion of the total blocks.  The space allocation is at least 30 percent extra from the existing one each one is operating, he added.

 Shri Ganesh Gaonkar, Chairman, IDC also spoke on the occasion.

Smt. Anita M. Naik, Chairperson, CCMC; Smt. Hazel Perpetual Fernandes, ZP Member, Councillors and others were present on the occasion.

Shri Prakash Gurav, General Manger(Engg), IDC welcomed while Shri Jose Barreto, Manager, Kakoda Industrial Estate compered and proposed the vote of thanks.


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