Ilha de Vanxim Association, Vanxim, Ilhas, Goa.
Date: 5th November 2013
The Chief Town Planner,
Town and Country Planning department,
Subject: News about Vanxim in weekly ‘Goan Observer’ dated October 26- November 1, 2013
This is bring to your notice article authored by Rajan Narayan in the above mentioned weekly titled ‘Leading scam in Terekhol’ that has claimed that Town and Country Planning department has given permission to a builder for carrying on the construction for the purpose of so-called eco-tourism (project of seven star hotel) without conversion sanads.
For number of times at various Gram Sabhas of Sao Mathias Panchayat we raised the question of proposal coming from Ozone or any other builder for development work at Vanxim. We got all the resolutions saying ‘no’.
You may be aware that Ilhas de Vanxim Association has opposed any developmental work regarding the so-called project in Vanxim. Time and again objections are filed with written representation to your office/ facilitation centre and at Sao Mathias Panchayat opposing the entire project.
As it is a Khazan land and survey number 8 is a water body with mud flats and thick Mangroves. In case what Goan Observer has published is correct then it amounts to major scandal in Town and Country Planning department.
You are therefore hereby directed to clarify the status in writing regarding Vanxim to the President of Ilha de Vanxim Association on or before 12th November 2013.