Tourism evolving as mainstay of Goa's economy: CM

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Panaji, Sep 17 (UNI) Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat has said the tourism industry is evolving as the mainstay of Goa's economy, surpassing mining.

Speaking after installing a new committee of Travel and Tourism Association of Goa at a function yesterday at Benaulim in South Goa, Mr Kamat said ''The government has initiated many steps to promote tourism, making stay of tourists comfortable in the state.'' The Chief Minister said Goa is attracting the largest number of tourists, However, efforts are on to develop infrastructure to make tourists stay in Goa for more number of days so that the industry is benefitted.

Mr Kamat said the government has initiated an excellent beach management plan which will overcome most of the problems faced at beaches in Goa. The tender of four lane expressway from Patradevi to Pollem is expected to be out within two months.

Referring to the threats of terrorism in various parts of the country, the Chief Minister said every citizen should be vigilant over any suspicious activity in public places.

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