Herald: GSL’s massive contract may help boost Goan economy
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GSL’s massive contract may help boost Goan economy

13 Jan 2018 06:37am IST

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13 Jan 2018 06:37am IST

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The Rs 32,600 crore project will not only provide self-reliance to the defence industry in the next phase of warships technology but also provide boosts to the economy of Goa, as this will create huge direct and indirect employment

VASCO: The Chairman and Managing Director of Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) Shekhar Mital, on Friday claimed that the future of its employees for another ten years has been secured due to the contract of constructing for 12 Mine Counter Measure Vessel (MCMV) at a cost of Rs 32,600 crore.

“I recall how the private sector was heavily lobbing to win this MCMV contract, but it was only due the leaderships and commitment of our Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar the GSL bagged the project. The future of GSL for the next ten years has been secured due to Parrikar,” Mital said on the sidelines of laying of foundation stone ceremony for MCMV command, control and design office facility at Goa Shipyard on Friday. 

The foundation stone was laid by Parrikar in the presence of Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho, Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida and others.

“We should put to rest all speculations about closure of MCMV project. In fact, let me reiterate that ministry of defence is all committed to implement MCMV project thought GSL at the earliest. This MCMC command, control and design office will house all major functional departments for execution of the project and will be command centre sphere heading in completion of the project,” he said, claiming that MCMV project is the largest defence project that will be executed by the GSL.

Such a massive project will not only provide self-reliance to the defence industry in the next phase of warships technology but boost the Goaan economy, as this will create huge direct and indirect employment, he said, reiterating that over 70 per cent people employed at GSL were locals.

Informing that the preparatory activity has been launched to commence MCMV by 2019, he said that every equipment and compartment which would go in MCMV have been finalised after detailed deliberations of almost over two years and till date infrastructural works worth Rs 800 crore for the MCMV project is completed by the GSL and further tender for 500 crore worth work have been floated.

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