PANJIM: The River Princess saga has no dearth of surprises. The state government has now asked the River Princess Hatao Manch ( RPHM)- a group of villagers from Sinquerim to submit a proposal for the removal of the ill-fated vessel.
Incidentally, Salgaocar Mining Industries Pvt Ltd (SMIPL), which had assured to execute the job free of cost; is now out of the fray. SMIPL had said it would furnish a bank guarantee of 1 crore. However, the government asked it to submit a bank guarantee of 10 crore - matching that of Titan Salvage, which SMIPL refused.
"As far as the government is concerned, SMIPL is out as it has declined on submitting a bank guarantee of 10 crore. As the River Princess Hatao Manch had also offered to execute the removal job for free, they are the next option," sources said
"The government has asked the River Princess Hatao Manch to submit its proposal detailing the process of how they are going to cut up the ship and what equipment will be used for the purpose," sources said.  It maybe recalled here that the River Princess Hatao Manch had vehemently opposed the government considering SMIPL for the job.
Citing that SMIPL was responsible for the ship being grounded off the Sinquerim beach, the Manch said it did not trust the company's free offer.  It subsequently made its own offer to the government and said it would furnish a bank guarantee of 2 crore.
"Our offer is similar to that of Salgaocar and we are as competent as he is for the job. In fact, our offer is as risky to the enviornment as Salgaocar's. We fear that the situation of the grounded vessel will end up more as a mess if SMIPL gets the removal job," Calangute MLA Agnelo Fernandes had told this paper.
It maybe pointed out here that SMIPL offered to remove the vessel free of cost at a moment when the government had almost finalized Singapore-based Titan Salvage for the job.
Titan Salvage had agreed to remove the vessel within a period of six months with tender cost of 125 crore.  The government decided to give priority to SMIPL after it made the offer to do the job free of cost. (TOI)


Dalia said...

Far-ar-far zatat ranat-u,
Politicians Goenche, chortat xarantu,
Bhirant tankam na, disache uzvadantuch,
Paigambar tancho Raja, koslich na odchonuch.

Goeam kelem kobar hea chorani,
Ganvche ganv bhorleat aiz drugs-ani,
Goenche policeank aikunk iena, bere kanani,
Urlolo zago amcho farailo bhaileanim,
Irloso lugar urla to bhorla ghantianim.
Paigambara, kiteim tori korun,
Kursi tuji borea munxeak di soddun,
Goenchem kiteim tori urom samballun,
Tumi sogleanim khaunche adim urlelem chorun.

Paigambara, Paigambara,
Kitem tum evjitai?
Tujem kodel samballunk,
Goem ratr-dis kiteak viktai?

dlp said...

So now it is back to RPHM? The Gua Government (Zoo full of monkeys) has run out ideas??? Or just killing time with stupid excuses until the next elections??? So when they are out, they will dump this job on the new government. Baboons!! Assholes all!!!

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