PANAJI: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant handed over a Letter of Intent to the four successful Minning bidders for five iron ore blocks in North Goa.
Congratulating the bidders, Chief Minister requested all the bidders to accommodate the people dependent on mining.
He further assured that the Department of Mines and Geology and the State government will fully support them and further advise them to complete the formalities required with the government of India and State government, such as Environment clearances, to ensure that mining activities commence soon in Goa.
The successful bidders were Vedanta, Fomento Group, JSW Steel Limited and Kay International.
Vedanta Ltd has won the bid for Cudnem Mining Block, while Orissa-based Kai International won the bid for Thivim-Pirna Mineral Block.
Fomento got its hold over Advalpale-Thivim Mining Block, Cudnem-Cormolem, and Surla-Sonshi Mining Block went to JSW Steel Limited.
Also present were Director of Mines and Geology Dr. Suresh Shanbhogue.