Goa: Union Ayush minister and North Goa MP Shripad Naik said on Wednesday that the state government should reconsider its move to include Old Goa in the Greater Panaji PDA. “ I will take up the issue with the chief minister,” said Naik.Fatorda legislator Vijai Sardesai had on Tuesday alleged that the town and country planning (TCP) department was intending to extend the boundary of Greater Panaji PDA by Old Goa village into it.
Naik also said that the state government should initiate a dialogue with the anti-coal protestors, and convince them about the importance of the three contentious infrastructure projects.He reiterated his stand that the government should consider shifting the Bainguinim waste treatment plant to an alternative location as the locals are opposed to it.
Naik was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 10th anniversary function of Goa Seamen Association of India (GSAI). Earlier, speaking as chief guest, he said that Goan seafarers have been doing a yeoman service by boosting Goa’s economy with their foreign remittances, and referred to them as ambassadors of Goa.
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