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The tourism department has started the process of selecting an agency to prepare a tourism master plan for Goa. This week, the department opened the techno-commercial bids received from four companies:
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A tourism industry official said the financial bids would be opened shortly and within the next 10-15 days, an agency will be selected to draw a master plan that will help government authorities carry out development of the tourism sector.
The agency will be selected by the government-appointed committee that comprises experts as well as government representatives. The master plan will be a road map for Goa tourism for a period of at least three decades.
The process for selecting a consultant for Brand Goa as well as lifeguard service provider for beach safety is also under way.
The process of selecting a lifeguard service provider is likely to be derailed as one of the interested parties have gone to court alleging manipulation of tender conditions.