Soon, for a French Riviera experience, all you may have to do is pack your bags to Goa. Plans are afoot to model the city of Panjim in Goa along the Nice on the famed Côte d’Azur, more popularly known as the French Riviera.
Goa recently played host to an Indo-French seminar organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with the French Embassy. The city of Nice along the French Riviera is similar to Panjim built on the banks of the Mandovi River and faced similar issues. Goa is working towards ensuring the Indo-French dialogue over sustainable tourism translates into action. The state has zeroed in on two significant tourist-specific areas – rapid transport system and solid waste treatment – which the two cities will collaborate on within a time-bound period.
Said Swapnil Naik, Director Tourism, Government of Goa on the outcome of the bilateral talks between the two cities “We are definitely keen on partnering with France on this initiative. We have invited a technical team from Nice to Goa in order to study the circumstances here and suggest a feasible plan for execution. Meanwhile, we are doing our groundwork and planning. Over the next few weeks we will be discussing the modalities of the exchange programme with the Commissioner of the City of Panjim (CCP)”.