state congress party writes to union minister for shipping requesting for not to issue permission for commencement of floating casinos on zuari river near mormugao port

14-07-2013 … In a bid to save the ecological damage due to the proposal of floating casinos trying to be implemented by the present bjp led government the state congress party has written to the union minister for shipping requesting for not to issue permission for commencement of floating casinos on zuari river near mormugao port along with another letter requesting for immediate removal of horseshoe vessel anchored in mandovi river …

In a letter written to the union minister for shipping g k vasan, curtorim mla and congress spokesperson reginaldo lourenco stated that the intention of the state bjp led government of stating floating casinos on the west of zuari bridge along with plans of constructing two marinas would destroy the innocence of villages around siridao and sancoale with the water being polluted which in turn would contaminate the rich flora and fauna of the river bed and therefore has urged to institute a committee comprising of dg shipping Mumbai with cbi officials to look in to the irregularities …

Reginaldo has also written a letter to the union minister for shipping asking for immediate removal of the m n horseshoe an illegal vessel anchored in mandovi river panjim where in mr lourenco has stated that the ship do not have any salutatory certificates as required by the merchant shipping act and port state control and also the vessel do not have any clearances from any port after sailing from united state of America …

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