Panaji, Nov 21 (UNI) Exuding confidence amidst demand for shifting of the venue of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to other states, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat maintained that Goa continues to be the permament venue for the festival.
Interacting with mediapersons here this evening, Mr Kamat declared that the state was set for the conduct of the 38th edition of the IFFI and stated that the state had considerably upgraded the infrastructure facility.
The government has planned to build a state-of-the-art international convention centre with 3,000-seating capacity, which could meet the demand for more accommodation of the festival delegates. As of now, there is a seating capacity of more than 3,000 delegates for the event.
Mr Kamat claimed that Goa continues to be the ideal location for holding the festival, with several Goans contributing to the cinema industry in a big way for long.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister, along with chief secretary J P Singh, inspected the state-of-the-art media centre and conference rooms at the recently renovated complex where the offices of the Directorate of Film Festivals, Press Information Bureau and the Entertainment Society of Goa have been located under one roof.