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Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday unveils the plaque marking the inauguration of the administrative building of Dharbandora taluka at Dharbandora in the presence of PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar and other dignitaries.

Govt mulls forming third district of Goa

Curchorem: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said the government is considering forming third district in the state, factoring in the rising   population and the need for overall development.

Speaking after inaugurating the newly-constructed administrative building at Dharbandora, Sawant said that Dharbandora town will metamorphose into a city in the next five years as Dharbandora taluka will come under the proposed new district.

Sawant said the new administrative building will help alleviate the hardship of the people of the taluka who have to travel a distance of about 50 km to visit government offices.

All government offices, including the offices of deputy collector, BDO, mamlatdar, will start functioning in the new administrative complex at Dharbandora. 

Stating that there is a proposal for constructing a truck terminal at Dharbandora, the Chief Minister said that a recreational centre with all facilities will be set up for senior citizens of the taluka.

On the Sanjivani sugar factory, Sawant said the government has not yet decided on shutting down the factory.

But the government wants to get such a project for the taluka which will benefit the people especially farmers, he disclosed.

A four-lane highway running from Molem to the Karnataka border will be constructed so as to  ease travelling to neighboring states, he said  and congratulated the team of PWD engineers and the architect for constructing the administrative block in a record time at the cost of Rs 23 crore.  PWD Minister and Sanvordem MLA Deepak Pauskar, North Goa collector Ajit Roy, deputy collector of Dharbandora Pradip Naik and others also attended the function. 

Speaking on the occasion, Pauskar said the issue pertaining to the transfer of Aframento cases as also forest rights cases is under consideration and that the cases will be settled soon.

Sanads will be issued soon to the people, the PWD Minister said, adding that all the projects undertaken will be completed by December 2021.

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