PORVORIM: Tourism Minister Rohan Khaute today said that his department is in the process of scrutinizing the objections/suggestions received from the Departments/Organizations/Stakeholders/Public on the draft Jetty Policy.
“Department is in the process of scrutinizing the objections/suggestions received from the Departments/Organizations/Stakeholders/Public on the draft Jetty Policy. After scrutiny is completed, a report will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Goa Tourism Board (GTB) on Regulations, Legislations, Licensing & Standards for appropriate decision,” said Khaunte.
He further said that the Empowered Committee of the Goa Tourism Board (GTB) on Regulations, Legislations, Licensing & Standards will take appropriate decisions.
“The Jetty Policy will be finalized and placed before Government for decision after considering the comments and suggestions received from stakeholders,” he added.
Khaunte said that the Department of Tourism administers the Goa Registration of Tourist Trade Act and all activities pertaining to water sports, plying of passenger cruise vessels for Tourism purposes, registration of passenger cruise vessels, notification of areas to be used for passenger cruise vessels falls under the purview of Tourism Department.
“Department does not administer those vessels such as barges used for transportation or non-tourism purposes, and Jetties etc., for Coal transportation, and the same does not form a part of the Jetty Policy. Sagarmala Program for coal transportation does not fall under the purview of Jetty Policy,” he added.