PANJIM:  Nine companies from around the world have bid to remove the River Princess. Technical tenders received in response to the ninth global tender issued by the state government were opened on Monday, but with time to award the work order running out, the government may an extension from the high court of Bombay at Goa to take a decision.
The companies that have bid to remove the stranded vessel include: Jaisu Shipping Pvt Ltd from Kandla-Gujarat, Sea Reliance from Vasco da Gama, Resolve Salvage and Fire Europe Ltd from UK, Kadar Qureshi from Mumbai, Al Fara General Trading from Bahrain, Salgaocar Mining Industries Pvt Ltd from Goa and Titan Maritime (Sea) Pvt Ltd from Singapore. One Sanjeev Jain from Mumbai submitted a joint bid with Arihant-Shipbreaking, while Madgavkar Salvage has done the same teaming up with Smith Salvage of Singapore.
A company from Tamil Nadu had its bid rejected as it submitted the tender past the deadline. Tourism director Swapnil Naik said the government now has to scrutinize the technical bids. "A lot of documents are involved. We will open financial bids of only those companies that are technically qualified. This time, the government has been given leeway to take decisions as it's an emergency. If we are satisfied with the company's technical competence, we could relax other conditions," he said. (TNN)


diogofichardo said...

This princess needs a magic kiss to wake up and go away, or our corrupt officials need a hefty hafta to make it Go away.

N.Fernandes said...

with so many tenters to scrutizise...some Minister is going to make a lot of money.I can visualise the Companies sending their Brokers with pocket full of Rupees to get the contract.
I think the River Princess beached in the sea will out live out Ministers.

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