Sawant provides assembly to solve Sonsoddo problem | Goa News

Porvorim: Among the various assurances given by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on the floor of the House on Wednesday is the resolution of the Sonsoddo garbage problem and the water shortage problem that arises during the months of summer, and the construction of a 1.2 km long road on stilts on the West Bypass passing through the Fatorda constituency. These issues were among several issues raised by opposition MPs.
The Chief Minister assured Fatorda MP Vijai Sardesai that a 1.2 km section of the western bypass through Fatorda constituency would be built on stilts.
He also said the government would dispose of garbage in Sonsoddo and install a garbage treatment plant, a demand raised by Margao MLA Digambar Kamat during the passage of the third batch of the Appropriation Bill, 2021-2022. “Based on the suggestion of the technical committee on Sonsoddo, the government will take action,” Sawant said.
Reacting to the water shortage issue, Sawant said he had already spoken to engineers from PWD’s water supply division and assured House members that the matter would be resolved.
President Ramesh Tawadkar said Quepem and Sanguem are facing severe water shortage during the months of April and May, and urged the Chief Minister to find a solution to the issue.
“You (CM) should take measures to avoid water shortage in the next two months,” Tawadkar said.
Most of the opposition MPs highlighted the difficulties they might face during the monsoon season.
Sardesai said that during the election period, contractors gave verbal instructions to stop development works in Fatorda constituency. He demanded that the government order the contractor to restart the ongoing works which amount to around Rs 20 crore.
Benaulim MP Venzy Viegas said there was a demand for a police station in his constituency and the government had yet to provide funds for it. He said the residents of Benaulim demanded a road on stilts on the Western Bypass crossing the constituency. “The request is based on facts, whereas the suggestions from the 10-member committee are not based on facts,” he said.
St Andre MLA Viresh Borkar has raised the issue of the need to fix the bandh in his constituency.
Siolim MP Delilah Lobo said that for the past 20 years, people in the constituency have been facing water scarcity issues and demanding for a new water pipe to be laid.