PANAJI: The Goa government is being strongly urged by the Save Old Goa Action Committee (SOGAC) to develop a comprehensive Master Plan aimed at safeguarding the UNESCO World Heritage site located in Old Goa.
This project is essential to protect this historical gem for future generations because of the impending dangers posed by a number of ongoing projects, such as laterite resorts, illegal bungalows, and other commercial developments.
SOGAC kindly requests that the Goa Investment Promotion Board reevaluate the project in light of these urgent concerns. Stressing that these concerns ought to have been fully considered in the proposal evaluation, SOGAC hopes that its arguments will force a reassessment of the project’s viability at its current location.
The Investment Promotion Board must implement a more thorough review procedure, as highlighted by SOGAC, to stop projects that clearly pose problems from moving forward to the public hearing stage.
To protect Old Goa’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the committee also demands the creation of a Heritage Master Plan and the marking of buffer zones on RP2021. The urgency of these measures is heightened by the approaching Feast of St. Francis Xavier and Exposition in 2024.