Goa should possibly set up two gas based power stations: GCCI

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Panaji, Jan 24 (PTI) In order to tide over the powershortage, Goa government should explore the possibility ofsetting up two gas-based power stations, an apex commerce bodyhere has said.

Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GCCI) in itspre-budget memorandum has said that state should explore thepossibility of setting up two gas based power stations of 250MW each.

The memorandum submitted to Chief Minister DigambarKamat, last week, says that these plants would make Goasufficient in power sector.

GCCI has reminded that Goa can take benefit of the gaspipeline to be levied by Gas Authority of India Limited(GAIL). The pipeline is expected to be a reality by March2012.

The apex commerce body has said that the basicinfrastructure in Goa is collapsing.

"Power shortage and poor quality of power, inadequatewater supply, ill-designed roads, weak bridges, inadequateparking facilities, sewage and garbage treatment areaffecting not only the industry but also the common man on thestreets," the memorandum reads.

GCCI has suggested that there is a lot of scope forimproving the infrastructure through private participation.

"The government has still not formulated a policy forprivate participation in infrastructural development," itreads.

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