Goa will get 30 Floating Jetties to revive Portuguese-era Inland Waterways

Hopes are high that after four floating jetties – one of which was inaugurated last Friday, Goa will soon get an additional 30 new such ramps across various parts paving way for massive revival of inland waterways, on the lines of its usage during the by-gone Portuguese era. Ports Minister […]

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India’s First Concrete Floating Jetty Inaugurated in Goa

Inaugurating country’s first concrete floating jetty, on Mandovi River along the city on Friday, Union Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge), Mansukh Mandaviya, said that three more jetties – near the city ferry wharf, at Old Goa and along Chapora village would be inaugurated within next four months, in […]

Govt will seek Rs 100 crore from Centre to upgrade Goa’s Waterways

In order to encourage transportation of cargo through inland waterways, the state government plans to upgrade the existing private jetties. The government will prepare a detailed project report (DPR) about the project and submit it to the Centre so as to avail financial assistance under the Sagarmala initiative. Minister for […]

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World Class Maritime Institute at Britona

The State government will come up with a world class maritime institute at Britona in Aldona constituency, which will offer 18 new courses bringing much cheer to the Goan youth interested in making a career in seafaring.  Ports Minister Michael Lobo on Thursday announced that the maritime institute will be […]

Ship carrying Naphtha or any Petroleum products should not enter Goan Waters

Ports Minister Michael Lobo has said that no ship carrying naphtha or any petroleum product will be allowed to enter Goan waters without the State government’s permission. Lobo heaved a sigh of relief after the grounded ship Nu Shi Nalini, carrying naphtha, docked back at MPT. “Goans are relieved especially […]

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Jayesh Salgaonkar is a nice boy, but inexperienced; Won’t allow 7th Casino

Maintaining that one casino was already stationed on the Nerul side, Ports Minister Michael Lobo said he will ensure that seventh casino will never come on river Mandovi. “There are six casinos on river Mandovi. Only six will remain, seventh will never come. As long as I am the ports […]

Goa needs 20 passenger jetties; Barge Tax will be reduced

With Goa’s road network already saturated with vehicles, ports minister Michael Lobo said that the state needs at least 20 passenger jetties for passenger transport and hinterland tourism activities. Addressing a conference on logistics organised by Confederation of Indian Industry in the state capital, Lobo said Goa needs funds from […]