Saturday, July 20, 2013

GOA NEWS - Goa Tourism Department invites bids for beach cleaning

Times Of  India - Goa - Friday, 19 July 2013
In the coming tourist season, visitors  to Goa's pristine beaches can hope to see cleaner beaches. The goa tourism department has floated a tender inviting bids for comprehensive management and cleanliness of about 40 beaches along the 105 km coastline of the state. The successful bidder will have to bear responsibility for segregation, composting organic waste and depositing non-biodegradable material at a centralized place, in addition to collection of waste. 
There will be total manual beach cleaning at eco-sensitive beaches such as Morjim and Mandrem in North Goa, and Galgibaga and Agonda in South Goa. These beaches have been identified and declared as turtle-nesting sites.Mechanized beach cleaning will be taken up at Colva and Calangute; the two most popular beaches.
Dustbins will be installed at every 100m of widely-visited beach stretches. Presently, none of the beaches even those that are widely-visited in North Goa, have dustbins installed. The department intends to complete the whole process before start of the next tourism season. The last date for receipt of tenders is August 23.

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