SALIGAO: The laying of foundation stone for the new building of the Pollution Control Board, to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 25 crore at Saligao plateau, was done on Thursday by the Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.
The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone in the presence of Saligao MLA and Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar, Panaji MLA and vice chairman of GSIDC Sidharth Kuncolienkar, pollution control board chairman Jose Noronha and others.
The new premises will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 25 crore in a plot area of 4803 sqm. The project will comprise ground plus four floors and is designed by architect Gerard da Cunha. Explaining the design to the Chief Minister, Gerard said that the building has a water harvesting system of 1100 capacity, a large atrium of 427 sqm designed with solar panels utilising sunlight to light up the building, besides wind mills to generate electricity.
The chairman of the pollution control board Jose Noronha said that at present the office is being operated at Panaji and it will be shifted to the Saligao plateau once the building is completed by the end of this year. Noronha said that the work has been assigned to Kalyani Global Engineering and the work is to be completed before December 2016.