Goa to invite tenders for Rs 100 cr beach infrastructure projects
Goa government has decided to invite tenders to upgrade infrastructure on beaches in the state for tourists’ convenience, a senior official said on Wednesday.
“The state tourism department has finalised various infrastructure projects worth Rs 100 crore on the beaches, tenders for which will be invited in April,” Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) Chairman Nilesh Cabral said. Goa has some of the world’s most scenic beaches on its 105 km-long coastline which attract lakhs of tourists annually. “Tourists were complaining about facilities on the beaches. Once these works are complete, the beaches will be equipped with infrastructure to provide better experience to tourists,” he said. The state government has decided to set up parking and toilets facilities on 19 beaches which are most visited, he said.
Cabral said the work will be done in three phases. In the first phase, three beaches are identified followed by eight in second and third phase respectively. Under the same programme, Goa government has also decided to construct public toilets along the roads in the state.