Panjim, 9th April 2015: Tourism infrastructure development projects worth s Rs.40 crore are set to be taken up by the Goa government in Pernem taluka giving a facelift to popular tourist locales namely Keri, Mandrem, Arambol and Morjim.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa, Shri. Laxmikant Parsekar, convened a meeting on Monday evening to chalk out plans for the mega tourism development projects proposed in Pernem Taluka.
The Minister for Tourism Shri.Dilip Parulekar, Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Shri. Rajendra Arlekar and Chairman of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) Shri. Nilesh Cabral and tourism officials were also present for the meeting held yesterday. Sarpanchas from the concerned village Panchayats were also part of the deliberations.
The tourism infrastructure development project in Pernem taluka entails providing toilets, changing rooms, lighting, pathways, illumination, cafeterias and more on beaches and other tourist spots which will help add more impetus on Goa Tourism’s endeavor to promote cultural and heritage tourism.
As reported recently, the beaches of Morjim, Mandrem, Arambol and Keri are most pristine and beautiful and were in need of a facelift. The infrastructure development projects will give a boost to these tourism locales which are also less crowded and commercialized but a hot spot for foreign tourists.
The Chief Minister Shri. Parsekar said, “The benefits of tourism will percolate to the villages of Pernem taluka and ensure sustained development of the tourism industry.”
The Minister for Tourism Shri. Parulekar said, “Pernem taluka has some of Goa’s popular beaches and the government is keen on developing these popular areas with infrastructure projects.”
The Chairman of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) Shri. Nilesh Cabral said, “Goa Tourism and GTDC have been working tirelessly to augment infrastructure along the coastline and plans are being chalked out to do so through various coastal circuits. The areas of Morjim, Mandrem, Arambol and Keri draw tourists from far and wide for being picturesque and peaceful. The villagers of Pernem will also benefit from this project both directly and indirectly.”
The tourism ministry plans to take up areas of tourist importance in Bardez taluka next for infrastructure development.