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With Naik’s induction into cabinet, Mormugao civic body hoping for fast pace of works

VASCO: Mormugao Municipal Council on Monday hailed Mormugao MLA Milind Naik for being inducted into the state cabinet with portfolios like Urban Development, Social Welfare and Provedoria.

The council tabled a resolution to congratulate Naik wherein all the councillors complimented and wished him luck for his future endeavours. MMC is expecting that works, which are in the pipeline, will get executed at a fast pace.

“We have lots of expectation from the urban development minister. We are confident that Naik will take up all works on priority basis,” stated chief officer Agnelo Fernandes.

The council during its ordinary meeting on Monday decided to celebrate the centenary years of Vasco town in a grand way.

“We have lots of programmes lined up. The centenary celebration of Vasco town will be from the beginning of 2019 and it will continue till end of the year,” informed Fernandes.

“A special meeting will be convened by the municipal authority to discuss and chalk out programmes to mark the centenary year of Vasco town,” he stated.

Meanwhile, at the ordinary meeting of the council it was also decided to clean up all footpaths located in Vasco. The other issue discussed was pertaining to permission sought by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) for cleaning and maintenance of stretch from Dabolim airport junction to Vasco railway station under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

The council also resolved to increase the honorarium of the councillors to Rs 18,000 from 10,000. The proposal will be sent to director of municipal administration for approval. The council has decided to grant permission for the Murgao Hindu Samaj to build a shed for stray cattle, subject to site inspection.

The council has also decided to shift the gaddas situated in front of the Vasco railway station to some other location after appointing a committee in that regard. A discussion was held in order to demolish and reconstruct 10-seater public toilet near Gurudwara at Mangor-Hill. The council also discussed about appointing Vimmy Korgaonkar as a legal advisor among the panel of advocates of the council. The councillors further discussed about illegalities in the municipal


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