The Indian Shipping ministry, informed the lok sabha, that it will promote inland waterways in River Mandovi, River Zuari, River Chapora and River Cumberjua in Goa. The Indian government said that Development of National Waterways in Goa at an estimated cost of Rs. 22.65 crore has commenced.
Responding at the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviyain said that Work is proposed to be executed through Government of Goa with the assistance of Mormugao Port Trust. A Tripartite MoU has been signed for the commencement of works. Development of National Waterways ( NWs ) in Goa at an estimated cost of Rs. 22.65 crore has commenced. NWs of Goa are operational.
Mandaviyain further said that “Installation of 3 nos. floating Jetties amounting to Rs.11.33 crore on river Mandovi and one on river Chapora on EPC basis in progress”.