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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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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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Blockade of the National Highway was a Political Gimmick; Govt. must control ships docking at Port

Calling the blockade of the national highway by the opposition parties as a political gimmick, Ports Minister Michael Lobo said politicians should not go down to that level and inconvenience people. “The blockade was a political gimmick. You cannot revive your political future by blocking a road. These people are […]


Goa’s First Oil Spill Collection Vessel will tackle environmental damage in Goan Waters

Minister for Ports Michael Lobo launched first oil spill collection vessel of the Captain of Ports (CoP), a vessel especially designed to carry out oil spill clean-up operations. The vessel named ‘M L Sharvani’ has been built by Mandovi drydocks at Piligaon at an estimated cost of Rs 4.18 crore […]

Oil Spill Collection Vessel

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Barges can be used for transportation of goods and containers; Exploring inland waterways

There is transportation
of goods and containers
by trucks and because of
highway works, they get
delayed, cause congestion
and also huge pollution.
We can try to get the same
containers from Karnataka,
Maharashtra and other
coastal states via barge
which would be economical,
cheaper and faster