Centre's nod for four coastal projects in Goa

The funding will be shared between the World Bank, Central and state government

Goa, Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan, Waste-to-energy plant, Fishery zones, World Bank, National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Chennai, Marine biodiversity, Department of science technology and environment

The value of these projects is worth Rs 200 crore. These four projects -- sand dune parks, erosion/accretion assessment study, waste-to-energy plant, and documentation of fishery zones -- are part of a list of 12 projects that the state government had submitted.

The funding for studies and projects will be shared between the World Bank worth Rs 100 crore, Central government worth Rs 60 crore and state government worth Rs 40 crore.

The detailed project report (DPR) for all the four approved projects will be conducted by the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), Chennai. It will submit the report to the state government.

Based on the report, work on the projects will be taken up on 19 December 2019.

The other projects which were proposed by the state government are -- study on marine biodiversity of critical marine habitats, and setting up of a state project management unit in its department of science, technology and environment (DSTE).

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