PANAJI: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Mayor Rohit Monserrate today said that state government will be issuing directions to all agencies including the CCP in respect to the G20 meeting scheduled in Goa.
“State government will give directions to all including the CCP. There is one nodal officer who will give directions to all of the agencies,” said Mayor Monserrate
He further said that there are instructions to stop all works by March 15 in view of G20 summit meetings scheduled to take place in April.
“We were not prepared for G20 (group meetings). Goa is the only state that has eight high-level meetings,” he said
He said that the ongoing works are carried out by multiple agencies such as IPSCDL, Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC), PWD and Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA).
“These works will be stopped from March 15 and nine to ten roads will be hot-mixed while other roads which were dug up across the city will be re-carpeted after the end of the eight meetings of G20 Summit scheduled in Goa,” he said
G20 tourism working group will look at the current status of the tourism sector from the lens of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and leveraging the experience of the G20 member countries, UNWTO (United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation) and other related organisations will propose “a roadmap for tourism as a vehicle for achieving SDGs”.
The first of the four tourism working group meetings is slotted for early next month at Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, the next meeting will be held between April 3 and 5 in Siliguri/Darjeeling and the fourth ministerial meeting will be held in Goa from June 19-22.