Michael Lobo


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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aguada jail

Aguada Jail will be transformed into a Museum with Cafeteria, Sound and Light Show

Ports minister and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo informed that the Central government has sanctioned Rs 25 crore for the restoration of Aguada Jail.  He announced this during an inspection of the ongoing restoration work, which is currently underway in full swing. PWD Engineer Alan Pereira, Sarpanch Blaise Fernandes, Francisco Rodriguez […]


Vasco gets new Waste Treatment Plant

Minister for Waste Management and Science and Technology Michael Lobo has stated that “the state government will replicate the technology adopted by Sweden and Norway for treating the garbage all over the state, making Goa the first state in India to adopt latest technology to overcome the garbage menace. Lobo […]

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Goa Concrete Floating Jetty

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 […]


Restrict Non-Goans from Buying Orchard, Agriculture and Non-settlement Land in Goa

Asserting that future of Goa and Goans need to be safeguarded, Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo on Thursday envisaged the enactment of a law to restrict non-Goans from buying orchard, agriculture and non-settlement land in the State but would allow them to buy flats or land that has a sanad […]

Goa Farming

Hotel industry is bleeding in coastal area as they are running on generator for six- seven hours

Raising concern over the power supply issue, the Minister for Waste Management and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said that “improvement of electricity supply in coastal areas is not happening. Every government gives assurance and nobody is fulfilling it. They have failed to provide to a solution.” He was interacting with […]

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Garbage Bins at the Beach

Bainguinim Waste Management Facility will be completed in 18 months

The State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) has issued environment clearance (EC) to set up a solid waste management facility at Bainguinim clearing the path for the government to set up the facility in close proximity to the World heritage sites at Old Goa. SEIAA has accorded the prior environment […]


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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Tiger Reserve

Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary should be declared a Tiger Reserve

Demanding severe punishment against those responsible for the death of tigers in the State, waste management minister Michael Lobo said the state government should do a rethink on declaring Mhadei wildlife sanctuary into a tiger reserve. “The government needs to do a rethink on this (tiger reserve). It should have […]