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MMC to clear garbage dumps at MSWTP

Vasco: The Mormugao municipal council chief officer Agnelo Fernandes said that Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) has approved funds of Rs 75 lakh under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, which will be utilised for clearing the dumps of garbage which is lying at Mormugao Solid Waste Treatment Plant (MSWTP) at Headland Sada.

Speaking to this daily on the sidelines of a site inspection carried out on Friday at the garbage dumps scattered all over the MSWTP in the presence of director of urban development Dr Tariq Thomas and other officials of the state government and the MMC, chief officer Fernandes said that as per the directions issued by the director of urban development, the MMC will put up a proposal to the Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA) for a bailing machine on immediate basis so that it could be installed at the site where dry garbage is treated. “As per directions from the director of urban development, the bailing machine kept at the municipal market in Vasco will be shifted to the dry garbage site for handing dry garbage”, said Fernandes. He disclosed that the municipal authorities would engage a forklift in clearing the dumps of garbage at MSWTP.

With regards to the collapse of a retaining wall of MSWTP, Fernandes said that the municipal authorities have completed all the administrative approvals which are necessary for the tendering works. He also disclosed that MMC has got the funds of Rs 73,31,129 which is required for the construction of retaining wall from the government. “As the cost of the retaining wall exceeds Rs 10 lakh, the municipal authorities has approved the notice inviting tender (NIT) and the same has gone to GSUDA”, said Fernandes.

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