Govt invites fresh bids for a convention center at Dona Paula

Goemkarponn desk

PANAJI: Public-Private Partnership of the Goa government has invited fresh bids to construct a 5000-seater world-class International Convention Centre at Dona Paula in public-private partnership (PPP) mode on Design-Build-Finance-Operate-and-Transfer (DBFOT) basis. The concessionaire will have to build facilities, including a 5000-seater Convention Hall, 300-room convention hotel, four-screen theater, retail mall, etc. The project is set at 98,299 sq meters, i.e., 24.29 acres of prime land at Dona Paula. Bids are invited from reputed national and international developers either as a single entity or as a consortium. The details will be available on from May 16.
This is the second time the govt has called for bids for the convention center project. In Aug 2021, govt had finalized the highest bidder, DCS Solar-Vascon consortium, for the development of the first phase of the project, costing over Rs 800 crore. However, in March 2022, govt canceled the letter of the award granted to the consortium after they failed to furnish the performance guarantee of Rs 16.2 crore. A complaint was also filed by the PPP cell regarding the crime branch.


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