Times of India | 1 day ago
Panaji: The foundation stone for a new building for the corporation of the city of Panaji (CCP) was laid on Thursday. Mayor Rohit Monserrate said the new building has been a long standing project which will cost an estimated Rs 12 crore. He said it will be completed within two years. Commissioner Agnelo Fernandes said the corporation would try to push for its completion before that time. “It will be a green, environment friendly building with solar panels. We are setting an example for other builders to follow,” Fernandes said. Monserrate said CCP’s building is crumbling with beams broken and added that he is grateful to the chief minister and urban development minister for clearing the file. Fernandes said Goa State Urban Development Agency had tendered the project and work will begin behind the existing CCP building. It will be carried out in phases and the existing CCP office will remain functional, while work begins on other parts of the building.