VASCO: Urban Development minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday evening laid the foundation stone of the two most awaited and long pending projects of the New Vasco Fish Market and Baina Powerhouse Project on his maiden official visit to the port town.
The foundation stones were laid by Rane on Tuesday evening in the presence of Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho, Vasco MLA Krishna Salkar, Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) Chairperson Leo Rodrigues, Municipal councillors and other dignitaries.
Speaking to the media, Rane assured that he would continue to support the projects put forth by Vasco MLA Krishna Salkar in the future as well.
“These are two long pending projects being taken under Goa state urban Development agency (GSUDA), and I must say that these works are taken because Salkar had a vision for Vasco and has been regularly following up on these projects,” he said.
Rane said the New Vasco fish market complex is being taken at around Rs 7.73 crores, while the Baina Power House project is being taken at around Rs 18 crores. Besides this, the project to beautify and develop the two main roads of Swatantra Path and F L Gomes road has been taken on board, and we will try and get it tendered before 31st March. “Besides this, Mauvin Godinho has also proposed the project to beautify the Vaddem lake further under phase two, and this will also be taken this year after detailed discussions,” said Rane.