Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has now withdrawn the tender for the engineering, development and design of the ‘waste-to-art’ park, following criticism from a section of people.
This project was earlier proposed to come up at Bhagwan Mahavir Balvihar Park at Campal, Panjim, which was aimed at attracting tourists.
Rohan Ghadi, an engineer of GWMC, told us that the ‘waste-to-art’ park project, which was earlier proposed at the Bhagwan Mahavir Park in Campal has now hit a roadblock following objections from the people of Panjim.
He said that to the best of his knowledge there were some objections and suggestions from people who told MLA Babush Monseratte that the site of this project is annually used for IFFI and other mega-events.
If the project comes here then there will be a space issue for these annual mega-events. Therefore, during the board meeting, which was chaired by Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant, it was decided to drop the idea of building this park at Campal, Panjim.
Ghadi further informed that the concept of this park was that used and broken items from government offices would be utilised to recreate the Seven Wonders of the World and put them on display.
The estimated cost of this project was Rs 8.92 crores. “The project will be taken elsewhere although the new site has not been identified yet. Once it is identified, this project will be shifted there,” Ghadi added.