Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Goa on Tuesday, January 6 during which he will be inaugurating India Energy Week 2024 and will also address Viksit Bharat, Viksit Goa 2047 programme.
A señior government official said that the PM will inaugurate ONGC Sea Survival Centre at 10.30 am at Betul village in South Goa where he will also inaugurate India Energy Week 2024.
On Tuesday, at around 2:45 pm, the PM will participate in the Viksit Bharat, Viksit Goa 2047 programme at Fatorda in South Goa.
The official said that achieving Aatmanirbharta in energy requirements has been a key focus area of the Prime Minister.
“In yet another step in this direction, India Energy Week 2024 will be held from 6 – 9 February in Goa. It will be India’s largest and only all-encompassing energy exhibition and conference, bringing together the entire energy value chain, and will serve as a catalyst for India’s energy transition goals. Prime Minister will hold a roundtable with Global oil & gas CEOs and experts,” he added.
The official said that encouraging and fostering startups and integrating them into the energy value chain will be an important focus for India Energy Week 2024.
“It is expected to witness participation of around 17 Energy ministers from different countries, 35,000 plus attendees and more than 900 exhibitors,” he said.
The official said that the IEW will have six dedicated country pavilions – Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, UK and USA.
A special Make in India Pavilion is also being organised to showcase innovative solutions which Indian MSMEs are spearheading in the energy sector, he added.
During his Goa visit, the PM will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth over Rs. 1330 crores in the public programme in Goa.
“Prime Minister will inaugurate the permanent campus of National Institute of Technology Goa to the nation. The newly built-up campus has various facilities such as tutorial complex, departmental complex, seminar complex, administrative complex, hostels, health centre, staff quarters, amenity centre, sports ground and other utilities to cater to the needs of students, faculty and staff of the Institute,” he added.
The official said that Prime Minister will dedicate the new campus of the National Institute of Watersports.
“The institute will introduce 28 tailor-made courses aimed at fostering the development of watersports and water rescue activities catering to both the public and the Armed Forces,” he said.
While in Goa, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate a 100 TPD Integrated Waste Management Facility in South Goa. It has been designed for the scientific treatment of 60 TPD wet waste and 40 TPD dry waste, while also featuring a 500 KW solar power plant that generates surplus electricity.
In yet another project, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for Passenger Ropeway, along with associated tourism activities, connecting Panaji and Reis Magos in North Goa.
“The foundation stone for the construction of a 100 MLD Water Treatment Plant in South Goa will be laid by him,” he added.
The PM will also distribute appointment orders to 1930 new Government recruits across various departments under Rozgar Mela and also hand over sanction letters to beneficiaries of various welfare schemes.