Vasco: Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida on Friday announced that he has proposed to the state government for a blue flag certification for Baina beach. He said that the fishermen will be taken into confidence and the work will be carried out in a phased manner.“Although Baina was a red light area, it would still generate income to Vascoites. After the removal of the slum, the area was not utilised to generate income. If the beach gets a blue flag certification, it will attract tourists coming to Goa via rail, road, air and the port, and businesses in Vasco will benefit,” said Almeida.
While stating that since the last three years tourists have been visiting the Baina beach, the Vasco MLA said, “Last year around 4,000 tourists came to Baina beach for water sports activities, but we don’t have proper facilities and attractions for them.”Commenting on the performance of the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC), Almeida said stability of the civic body is very important for it to perform well. “There was no stability in the council during the last two terms, which saw many changes to the chairperson’s post.
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