Tourism


Archaic rules prevent Panchayats from spending crores of rupees; Govt. must amend TCP Act for sustainable development

Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Wednesday called for long-pending administrative reforms in various government departments. Talking to reporters, he cited the plight of ‘Class 1’ panchayats like Calangute and Candolim which are unable to undertake public utility projects due to outdated administrative rules. “These panchayats have crores […]

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Goa Tourism will die a slow death

Anxious about the drop in number of tourists to Goa as well as “low quality tourism” Goa’s Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo on Wednesday said the coastal state, which is a known tourism destination, needs to have a “chintan baithak” to resolve the crisis. Lobo, who is a ruling BJP legislator […]


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Amend the rules to tackle unruly tourists; Plan multi-level parking for Mapusa and Calangute

Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said there was a need to amend the rules to tackle unruly tourists who litter beaches with alcohol bottles. Lobo was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function for the reconstruction of a culvert and also widening and improvement of the […]


Tourism Department is not a competent body to handle such technical work, which should be done by GWMC

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo and Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar are loggerhead over the contract to clean the garbage from the beaches. While Lobo has questioned Tourism Department’s competence to handle such contract, Ajgaonkar has said that his department would not budge to the pressures. The issue has finally landed in […]

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Reconsider Blanket Ban On Fish Imports; Staple Diet of Goans Affected

Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo has demanded that random checks be conducted on fish consignments rather than having a blanket ban on import of fish in the State. “There can be stringent measures on the border to check whether the fish that is brought in the State is laced with chemicals. […]


Name infrastructure project after Vajpayee; Football Legends in Candolim

Goa assembly Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo demanded that one of the upcoming infrastructure projects in the state be named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Naming a project after Vajpayee will be a tribute to the visionary leader, who died today, he said. “I appeal to Chief Minister Manohar […]

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Aguada Jail will be named after Freedom Fighters; Calangute Freedom Fighter Square on the anvil

The North Goa Planning and Development Authority (NGPDA) has issued no-objection certificate (NOC) to Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) to start the work of converting the erstwhile central jail at Aguada, Sinquerim into a museum for which Rs 25 crore has been deposited into the government account, Calangute MLA Michael […]


Convert Aguada Jail into a Museum; GTDC sanctioned Rs 25 crore

Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo demanded the former central jail at Aguada be converted into a museum. This jail which was constructed during Portuguese era was shut down on  May 30, 2015 after the state commissioned a new facility at Colvale. Speaking on the floor of the House, […]

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Make it mandatory for hotels to fit solar panels

Deputy speaker Michael Lobo on Friday told the legislative assembly that a law should be enacted making it compulsory for new hotels to fit solar panels on their rooftops. He was speaking during a discussion on the frequent power disruptions that have been affecting the state, a topic that prompted […]