The municipality of Cuncolim is planning to improve administration in the area by bringing all state and municipal offices into one building. Plans are also underway to improve revenue with several commercial buildings being in the pipeline.
Cuncolim Municipal Council (CMC) has already approved plans to construct an administrative building costing Rs 12.5 crore that will not only house the administrative office of the council but also state department offices. These include the PWD, electricity, telephone and the local post office.
Speaking about the plans, CMC chairperson Lavita Mascarenhas said the aim is to bring all the offices under one roof. “The entire project costing Rs 12.5 crore is being done through GSUDA (Goa State Urban Development Agency). This project will come up opposite the bus stand,” she said.
Work on the building is expected to start within three months and will be a ground plus two floors structure with parking provision. According to the plans, the ground floor will include shops and parking area, the first floor will have administrative offices and the second floor will have a hall.
Apart from renting out shops in the administrative building, the council is also focussing on commercial building project to generate revenue.
“Generating income for the municipality is a difficult task for us and we hope these projects will help in that way,” said Mascarenhas.
CMC is also in the final stages of constructing Sulabh toilets that will be run by the municipality. Informing about the plans, CMC chief officer Shankar Gaonkar said, “A six-seater Sulabh toilet has been approved to be constructed under the Golden Jubilee funds.” The toilet is planned to be constructed near the CMC market.