Chief minister Pramod Sawant chaired a meeting of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) cell on Friday where it was decided to appoint a’XYKno Capital Services Private Ltd as the consultant for exploiting the Dongri Tal II coal block allocated to Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC).
Sawant said that the request for proposal (RFP) for appointment of the mine developer and operator (MDO) for the coal block will be issued by November 10.
A senior GIDC official said that the government has to officially appoint a’XYKno Capital Services Ltd after which the consultant will help GIDC prepare the RFP to appoint the MDO. “At the PPP steering committee meeting held on Friday, we received some interest from two companies who made their presentations,” said Sawant after the meeting.
a’XYKno Capital Services is an advisory firm that provides services to state governments in natural resources, energy and clean energy. The second firm that showed interest in helping GIDC prepare the RFP was a Goa-based company.