At an exclusive interactive session of CII Goa Industry Members with the Chairman Goa IDC, Reginaldo Lourenco, CII Members highlighted issues faced by industry in the State. Critical issues at various Industrial Estates in the State related to basic infrastructure such as narrow road access, the need for truck parking & warehousing facilities, reliable and quality power supply, raw water supply, proper waste management facilities, the need for improving the existing fire hydrant systems in the industrial estate rather than mandating individual units to store huge quantity of potable water, to be used only in case of an emergency, moreover need for asphalting existing roads etc and many more issues that affect the day to day activity of the industry that affects Ease of doing business were raised.
CII Members informed the Chairman of the difficulties related to the online portal and the emphasis on physical submission in addition which causes long delays. Members requested for minimal human interface with a need to upgrade and make user friendly the online portal, especially with regard to redressal of complaints as is the case in other states.
Also, there is an urgent need to appoint a nodal officer to liaise on behalf of Goa IDC to attend to various administrative requirements and provide the required support during the setting up of new industries and attract new investments into the state.
CII Members requested the Chairman Goa IDC to explore the possibility of considering the development of privately owned land in the state for industrial activity jointly with the private landowners and also setting up of Private Industrial Estates. The need for introducing of Industrial Galas for promoting industrial activity in the state for entrepreneurs and MSME’s was also explained along with the economic benefits it would bring to the state as is being carried out in many other states.
Speaking at the exclusive interactive Session, the Chairman, Alexio Reginaldo Lourenco assured CII Goa members that all issues highlighted and brought to his notice would be looked into and long pending issues would be resolved and addressed at the earliest to enhance the Ease of Doing Business for the industry. He also mentioned that several initiatives are in the pipeline to make Goa an attractive investment destination.