PANAJI: WRD Minister Subhash Shirodkar today said that government is aware that Coco Beach at Nerul is eroded and the tender for protective measures has already been completed.
“Government is aware that Coco Beach at Nerul is being eroded and the tender for protective measures worth Rs 3.25 cr has already been completed. The work is expected to commence post-monsoons,” said Shirodkar.
It is proposed to protect the eroded Coco beach for a length of 394m by providing concrete blocks revetment and accordingly, an estimate has been prepared for which administrative approval has been accorded,” Shirodkar said.
According to Shirodkar, Coco Beach has got severely eroded and the rubble stone revetment along the beach is in a dilapidated condition.
Last year during the monsoon session of the Assembly, Goa Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte said that sea erosion has become a major threat to the tourism industry, which needs to be tackled with new concepts.
“There is the challenge of sea erosion. It is a threat (to the tourism industry) the way it is taking place. Beaches are getting washed out,” Khaunte had said.