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Cuncolim Municipal Council to push for health centre project

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Cuncolim

The Cuncolim Municipal Council (CMC), on Friday, resolved to follow up on several pending projects, including setting up of urban health centre, inauguration of a commercial building and laying of foundation stone for an administrative building.

However, the council rejected the draft coastal zone management plan (CZMP) stating it to be incomplete.

The meeting, which was chaired by CMC chairperson Anjela Paiginikar, saw a discussion on a ten-point agenda in addition to any other business (AOB).

During the meeting, councillors of the municipality’s 12 wards sought to know about 36 projects that had received administrative approval but for which tenders are yet to be floated.

Speaking to media persons after the meeting, the CMC vice chairperson Virendra Dessai said, “In 12 wards, 36 works have already been approved, but the e-tender process has been delayed because of the frequent transfer of chief officers. There have been three chief officers already and the digital signature required to start the tender process was incomplete. Now that we got a new chief officer, it will be done in the next two days and works will be taken up immediately.”

Councillors also resolved to set up an urban health centre for the municipal area in survey number 174/1 of Cuncolim.

A proposal in this regard will be sent to the Chief Minister and the Health Minister along with a request to have a medical officer posted there.

Like all of its neighbouring villages, the municipality also unanimously rejected the draft
CZMP.

The plan was presented at the meeting but councillor Mario Moares pointed to several inaccuracies saying the maps were incomplete and incorrectly done.

The CMC, which has been struggling for funds for carrying out day-to-day tasks, is expecting to get good revenue once the new commercial building, which is nearing completion, is inaugurated.

“We will try to have the inauguration of the commercial building and laying of foundation stone for the administrative building at the same time. We are waiting for more funds for the administrative building from Rs 12 crore to Rs 25 crore,” said Dessai.

To ensure proper utilisation of the municipality’s staff, the CMC also resolved to implement a blanket ban on new recruitment unless a staff member retires.

Two councillors, however, raised objection to this resolution.

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