Goa CM opens renovated building complex to house IFFI units

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Panaji, Nov 15 (UNI) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat today inaugurated renovated building complex that houses offices of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) including the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), the nodal agency of the state government assisting the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF).

Apart from the DFF office under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the buildings accommodate the Press Information Bureau unit, two mini theatres with a 280 seating capacity and a room for the jury.

Besides, the complex came up with a 46-seater modern media facilitation centre from where the journalists covering the 10-day annual event could file their stories.

Interacting with mediapersons in this connection, the Chief Minister said that Goa had offered the world's best infrastructure facilities for holding the IFFI.

Pooh-poohing rumours, he maintained that Goa continues to be the permanent venue for IFFI with the Government investing Rs 150 crore on infrastructure facilities for the Festival since its inception for hosting the prestigious event.

The Government had spent Rs 13.9 crore for renovating the old FDA building to house all festival related offices under one roof.

Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly Pratapsingh Rane, who was also present on the occasion, said that the facility could be utilised later for hosting Goa International Film Festivals besides, various conferences and events.

UNI

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