Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant yesterday inaugurated beautification and up-gradation works undertaken at Mayem Lake in the presence of a host of dignitaries and other officials. The Rs 16 crore beautification and upgradation works undertaken at Mayem Lake has added new tourism tools and facilities for the benefit of visiting tourists. Sawant, on Tuesday also launched Goa Tourism’s adventure initiative Bungee Jumping Site at Mayem which now throws open its doors for tourists.
Mayem Lake is a popular tourism destination of our state. The lake is located in the hinterlands at the foothills of Western Ghats near Bicholim Town which is at a distance of 35 Kms from Panaji. Only 35 KM from Panji, Mayem Lake is known for the scenic beauty, leisure activities, as a picnic spot, for boating and photography etc.
The lake needed addition of new tourism tools and facilities for attracting more tourists, the boating facility for which the lake is famous for needed upgradation. Moreover as the lake destination provided lot of employment opportunities to the local youth to further improve the opportunities , the project was conceived and implemented at a cost of Rs. 16.6 crore. The works undertaken include development of approach road and parking area for around 57 cars, 40 two wheelers and 10 tourist buses with a 12m wide approach road and grand new entrance.
Street lighting for pathways and parking lot illumination is also provided. To ensure safety and security of tourists, CCTV cameras are installed, signage are installed for tourist information and hindrance free movement of the tourists. The entire beautification and upgradation works at Mayem Lake has been undertaken by the Project Cell (SPV), of the Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. The project consultants are Fourth Dimension Architect P and contractor, Bagkiya Constructions. The total project area developed is 13,333.00 sq. m.