A hundred years ago | January 11, 1918. Archives

Portuguese India

Public attention in Portuguese India, says a correspondent, is focussed on the administration of its new Governor General Sir Kreitas Ribeiro. With the object of exchanging views with the representatives of the press regarding some of the projects which he proposes to undertake, His Excellency invited the Editors of the leading journals of the capital to meet him at his palace. In the course of interview he referred to the issue of a loan for improvement of roads and inland communications which he hoped would be covered by private subscriptions so that there would be no need for him to have recourse to the funds of corporations, the resources of which he reserved for other projects such as irrigation, direct communication with Portugal, improvement and utilization of Marmagoa Port and laying out of the new city of Marmagoa which was perhaps to be the future capital of Goa. His Excellency mentioned the great regard which he entertained for press and said that he desired to be enlightened by it for the good of country in working for which the co-operation of all was needed.

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