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Goa appoints consultant to finalise RFP to appoint MDO for Coal block

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Panaji: Goa government on Friday appointed a consultant to finalise the Request For Proposal (RFP) to appoint Mine Developer and Operator (MDO) for the Dongri Tal Coal Block in Madhya Pradesh allocated for state run Goa Industries Development Corporation (GIDC).

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant chaired the meeting organised by Public Private Partnership (PPP) cell of the state government to review the issue of RFP for the Coal block.

“The steering committee of the PPP cell met to review the progress on RFP for the coal block at Madhya Pradesh. Three companies had shown interest to be finalisatio of RFP,”  Sawant told reporters after the meeting.

He said that one of the company with previous experience in the field has been selected as a consultant to prepare the RFP to appoint MDO for the project. Sawant said that the RFP would be issued by November 10, 2020.

The Dongri Tal Coal block at Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh was allocated to Goa as a part of the fifth tranche of allotment by the Union Coal Ministry. Goa was supposed to ink the agreement with the ministry by October 30, 2019 but due to lack of funds, the GIDC decided to selt a MDO , who could pay the performance and bank guarantee for the coal block on behalf of the state.

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