Organising Lusofonia Games a big challenge: Goa govt
India Blooms News Service
Panaji, Apr 4 (IBNS) The Goa government has termed organising Lusofonia Games, Portuguese Common Wealth Games as a ‘big challenge’ vowing it will not spell doom alike Common Wealth Games (CWG) in New Delhi in 2010.
“There is regular quality check being done. We have project management consultancy which generates quality report every day,” Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who also heads the Organising Committee (OC) of Lusofonia Games told the state legislative assembly on Thursday.
The sports event will kick off at the yet-to-be-developed ‘world class sports infrastructure’ near Goa University at Taleigao on November 2.
Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar informed the House that they are well ahead of their target and funds are appropriately being utilized.
“It is an international event. Rs 42 crores are already disbursed. Don’t worry of money,” he replied to a query by Congress legislator Chandrakant Kavlekar.
The government has already appointed R K Sacheti as one of two advisors for accreditation, coordination and government relations for the 2013 Games.
It had to face opposition from several quarters as the officer was found misusing his official position as Joint DG, CWG by the Central Vigilance Commission. He is said to be a close aide of under trial CWG OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi.