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October 23, 2020

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Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant laid the foundation stone for a National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP) Phase-II, construction of Multi Purpose Cyclone Shelter (MPCS) at Althino, Panaji today.


Chief Minister addressing the gathering said that total 12 such projects are coming up in various places in Goa of which 50 to 80 percent work is already completed and this is the 11 project he added. He further thanked the World Bank for providing us with such projects and also lauded the work done by Department of Water Resource Team.


The Government is making all efforts to provide basic facilities in the State with the help of central Government Schemes or through the financing organization. The building can be utilized for multiple purposes, he said and urged the company to complete the project within the time frame.


Dr. Sawant highlighted the Government initiative to motivate and help the Goans to make “ Swayampurna Goa”.


NCRMP is a flag ship program, funded by World Bank exclusively focusing on ex-ante disaster risk mitigation. It is being implemented by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) with the support from the Ministry of Home affairs (MHA), Government of India. The coastal belts of the State are highly susceptible to cyclonic winds. The NDMA with guidance and support from the World Bank have proposed to cover under NCRMP II along with other States. The tendered amount of the project is Rs.4,29,56,503/-


Shri Uday Madkaikar, Mayor, City of Corporation of Panaji; Smt. Asmita Kerkar, Councillor; Shri S.D. Patil, Chief Engineer Water Resource Department, and Shri R.B. Ghanti, Addl. Chief Engineer were present on the occasionas informed by Department of Information and Publicity.