CM REVIEWS WORKS OF CORPORATIONS
The Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant today along with Minister for Tourism Shri Ajgaonkar chaired two review meetings – Goa Tourism Development Corporation and Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd and also attended meeting with the members of TTAG as a part of periodic review of all Goa Corporations.
The CM appreciated the services carried out by KTCL during Covid – movement of Health Workers and Patients and relatives by maintaining social distancing. The CM noting that KTC was running with 50% capacity, exhorted the Corporation to try newer projects to increase revenue.
Later, chairing a meeting with the stakeholders of GTDC the Chief Minister said Tourism is the mainstay of Goa’s economy and the work of GTDC was of particular interest. CM noted the vast reach of Tourism related activities. The concept of an embedded app for mobiles was given particular emphasis. Dy. CM Manohar(Babu) Azgaonkar maintained that considerable efforts had been put in by the Government to attract more and more Domestic Tourists to Goa post Covid, which were challenging but was the need of the hour.
Thereafter the Chief Minister also chaired a meeting with TTAG with Tourism Minister Shri Manohar Ajgaonkar and with President of TTAG Shri Nilesh Shah and other stakeholders. Secretary for Tourism Shri J. Ashok Kumar IAS, Director Tourism Shri Menino Vaz and others were also present. The meeting discussed various demands of TTAG pertaining to concession in statutory fees, sanitation charges, concession in GST, Visa Fee Waver etc. Chief Minister assured to address the problems and resolve the same.