Goa-Bridge
A Konkan Railway bridge over Zuari river in Goa.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Government of Goa has identified certain thrust areas for greenfield and brownfield investment that includes infrastructure sectors like roads and bridges, airports and aerospace, ports and terminals, power, and water and wastewater management as well as other areas like biotechnology, logistics and educational hubs, tourism, light engineering, and agro-based and food processing industries. The investment in the top 10 ongoing projects alone stands at nearly Rs. 10,000 crore (see table).

A look at some of the key ongoing and upcoming projects in Goa:

Airports: In this sector, for instance, Airports Authority of India has renovated the existing terminal at Dabolim Airport at a cost of around Rs. 500 crore even as plans are being firmed up to build a new international airport Mopa at an estimated cost of Rs. 3,800 crore. The new airport is being designed to handle four million passengers, in addition to four million at Dabolim, to create a total capacity of eight million by 2018. The Mopa airport facility will contain a cargo hub and MRO facilities.

Logistics: The Goa government is planning to establish three logistics hubs in Pernem, Dharbandora and Canacona.

The Pernem hub is planned to be developed first through the PPP route and will consist of an inland container depot, warehouse and truck terminal, cold storage, perishable agri-produce and hazardous cargo facilities, workshops and container repairs. The project will cover an area of around 5 lakh sq. metres.

The Dharbandora hub will also be set up over an area of 5 lakh sq. metres and in addition to all the facilities at Pernem, it will also consist of a container freight station. A fuel pipeline between Mormugao Port and the Dharbandora hub is also planned to reduce the pressure on road infrastructure leading to the port.

Likewise, the Canacona hub will consist of a warehousing, truck terminal, cold storage facilities, perishable agri-produce facilities and workshops among others.

Ports and terminals: Apart from the ongoing modernisation of Mormugao Port, one of India’s major ports, the government is in the process of improving the infrastructure at minor ports in Panaji, Chapora, Betul, Talpona and Tiracol. It is also installing vessel traffic and port management system in Panaji port. This will soon be replicated at the other minor ports.

The government also plans to use Goa’s vast inland waterway network to reduce logistics time and cost. Existing underutilised jetties are proposed to be upgraded to handle break-bulk cargo while new jetties are being planned at Borim and Amona to handle containers. There are also plans for several other jetties at various locations. Goa has 255 km of rivers and canals a large portion of which is navigable.

Roads and highways: While construction work on expansion of NH-17 between Mumbai and Goa is already underway (see facing page), the government is also improving over 10,000 km of state highways. The state’s 269 km of national highway consists of NH-17 which runs along the west coast linking Goa to Mumbai in the north and Mangalore in the south, and NH-4A which connects capital city Panaji to Belgaum in Karnataka. Work on widening NH-4A to four lanes is also underway.

The Goa government is developing many of these and other projects in PPP mode so as to attract both domestic and foreign investment.

TOP 10 ONGOING PROJECTS IN GOA
Promoter
Project
Cost
(
Rs.
Crore)
Industry
Government of Goa
International
Airport (Mopa)
3,800
Airways (aviation
infrastructure)
Mormugao Port Trust
Multipurpose
Cargo
Terminal
(Mormugao)
1,366
Other shipping
infrastructure
Mormugao Port Trust
Iron Ore
Handling Port
Terminal
(Mormugao)
1,000
Other shipping
infrastructure
Goa Shipyard Ltd.
Shipyard (Goa)
Modernisation
800
Other shipping
infrastructure
Airports Authority
of India
International
Airport (Dabolim)
– Renovation
500
Airways (aviation
infrastructure)
Public Works
Department Goa
Water Sewerage
Scheme(Cortalim)
500
Water and sewerage
pipeline and distribution
Goa State Infrastructure
Development
Corporation Ltd
Bridge (Panaji)
466
Roadways
Public Works
Department Goa
Water Sewerage
Scheme
(Ponda)
403
Water and sewerage
pipeline and distribution
Mormugao Port Trust
Coal Terminal
(Mormugao)
350
Berths and jetties
Mormugao Port Trust
Vasco Bay
312
Berths, and jetties
Source: www.projectstoday.com
INVESTMENT BY SECTORS
Sectors
Projects
Cost (Rs.  Crore)
Share (%)
Manufacturing
10
52
0.34
Mining
5
300
1.95
Electricity
3
0
0.00
Services & Utilities
393
14,976
97.12
Irrigation
14
92
0.59
All Sectors
425
15,420
100.00
Source: www.projectstoday.com
INVESTMENT BY OWNERSHIP
Ownership
Projects
Cost (Rs.  Crore)
Share (%)
Government
340
14,738
95.58
     Central Government
32
4,632
30.04
     State Government
308
10,106
65.54
Private Sector
85
682
4.42
     Private (Indian)
80
682
4.42
     Private (Foreign)
5
0
0.00
Total
425
15,420
100.00
Source: www.projectstoday.com

Print pagePDF pageEmail page

4 COMMENTS

  1. […] Civil engineering companies give atmosphere for civil engineers where they may be appointed to apply…opment of the nation is mostly dependent on these civil engineering companies, and in practically each country of throughout the entire world, these businesses perform greatly when it comes to setting up the infrastructural base of their country. Almost all top rated civil engineering companies make a huge sum of revenue when a year for their activities. […]

  2. […] Civil engineering companies offer civil engineers an environment through which these are employed to…ing to be one of the largest employment suppliers in engineering sector. Civil engineering companies in much more or a lot less every single nation of the world are dependent for the infrastructural improvement of that country and these organizations have out very in regards to development with the infrastructural foundation of their place. Virtually all leading civil engineering companies create a vast sum of cash flow when a year for their actions. […]

  3. […] Civil engineering companies make use of civil engineers to make sure that they might use their infor…the greatest task suppliers while in the engineering marketplace. These civil engineering companies are liable for the infrastructural progression of a nation. Essentially every single state all over the world owes their accomplishment in their infrastructural growth to these civil engineering companies. Most of the top civil engineering companies create an enormous amount of gain each and every calendar year for their routines. Civil engineering companies present a variety of will work readily available to its employees. Some of the jobs of a civil engineer involve: sketching out a foundation design, outlining the foundation of construction , perform cost budgeting on constructional enhancements and maintenance, and also reconstructing present structures. The work of a civil engineer within a civil engineering company is principally , to establish the layout of a buidling and also to allow workers to accomplish the remainder of the work, working according to the civil engineer's design and style. […]

  4. […] Civil engineering companies offer civil engineers an surroundings in which they may be employed to u…es are becoming on the list of largest work suppliers in engineering sector. The infrastructural growth of a region is largely dependent on these civil engineering companies, and in almost every single country of throughout the entire world, these firms carry out enormously in regards to creating the infrastructural base of their nation. Practically all best civil engineering companies produce a vast sum of revenue the moment a 12 months for their routines. […]

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

*