Modi to arrive in Goa today

October 14, 2016 01:37 am | Updated November 17, 2021 06:02 am IST - PANAJI:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Goa on Friday to attend the two-day BRICS summit which begins in south Goa on Saturday, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said here on Thursday.

Speaking to the media at the State Secretariat in the evening, Mr. Parsekar said that both Mr. Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin would be put up in the same resort, Taj Exotica, during their stay.

Asked how much the State government had spent on maintenance and creating addition infrastructure for the summit, Mr. Parsekar said that the expenditure almost Rs. 70-75 crore.

“We had asked the Central government for these funds and they granted it to us,” he added.

Mr. Parsekar said he was satisfied with the preparations and that he hoped the summit would boost ‘Brand Goa’ internationally.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.