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Wednesday, 11 January 2012 09:24

GCCI PresidentDear Members,

On 19th December this year, Goa completed 5o years of its liberation from the Portuguese rule. We remember with reverence and salute all the freedom fighters for their participation in 'Operation Vijay' for the liberation of Goa. This moment in history, the freedom and democracy that we enjoy today is because of the sacrifice of these men and their families. We wish every citizen of Goa and India a very Happy Golden Jubilee. On this day, let us dedicate ourselves to build a strong, vibrant and forward looking Goa which holds promise for Gen Next.

A special report 'Goa 2035, Vision & Road Map' under the stewardship of Dr.Mashelkar was released on 19th Dec 2011. GCCI has contributed a lot of inputs to draft this important document.

Entrepreneurship Development is one of GCCI's key missions for 2011-13. In these six months, GCCI has made sustained efforts to promote entrepreneurship. Establishment of GITIC and launch of 'I Create Goa' are a testimony to this. We take this opportunity to thank Mr.Sanjit Rodrigues, Director, Department of Industries and his entire team of dedicated staff for helping us and lending us the much needed support to take our mission forward.

Besides this, we are promoting '10,000 Women' & global initiative of Goldman Sachs to help established women entrepreneurs hone their business and management skills. The cost of the entire program (to be conducted at Bangalore) will be borne by Goldman Sachs. Nine entrepreneurs from Goa have applied through the Chamber for enrolling in this program.

Goa is one of the top tourist destinations and earns a lot of foreign exchange for the country. Yet our tourism industry is in danger of losing out to other lucrative destinations in South East Asia and elsewhere because of inadequate infrastructure support, lack of proper sewerage systems in coastal areas, visa woes etc. GCCI's Tourism Committee presented a memorandum of issues plaguing the industry to the Union Tourism Minister, Mr.Subodh Kant Sahai who agreed wholeheartedly with the committee and has pledged his ministry's support.

GCCI through its IR & HR Committee organized a National Debate on the subject: 'More than the Government it is the Society, the Economy and the Culture which can eradicate Corruption and Terrorism', at the Maquinez Palace, ESG Complex at Panjim. This receieved a fantastic response from the members and the public at large. You can read more about it in this issue.

This is the last month of the year 2011 and marks the completion of the sixth month of my tenure as president of the Chamber. In January 2011 it was one of the veterans of Goa's industry, Mr.Cesar Menezes who held the reins of the Chamber. That he passed on the baton to me, is his greatness. Of course the support and love of all the members of the Chamber and its Managing Committee is equally precious.

Wishing All our Members and Readers "MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012".



Warm regards,
Manguirish Pai Raiker
(President - GCCI)




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Trade and Commercial Directory 2010

Trade Commercial Directory 2010Released on 19th June, 2010, the Chamber periodically publishes a Trade and Commercial Directory of Goa, covering various industries, business organizations, trade and services, along with information on products manufactured, contact info, etc. It is available in "hard-copy" with 285 pages. Also available on CD-ROM disc (soft-copy).

A very useful resource for companies that are looking to market themselves as well as avail of the services existing in Goa. This single publication has important information classified in a user friendly manner.

In a small state like Goa, we have over 600 active members and they have been listed in a special section in the Directory. A significant number of our members take part in the activities of the Chamber, be it talks or training programmes.

Price: Hard-copy : Rs.400/- | CD-ROM disc : Rs.250/-

Goa Infrastructure Report

Goa Infrastructure ReportThe GCCI Infrastructure Report is a comprehensive 260-page report that attempts to provide an "independent" and "unbiased view" of the present critical state of infrastructure in the State of Goa and also to provide an insights into the forward path to be taken in terms both immediate and long-term actions.

It is sincerely believed that the report will assist in focusing attention on those important areas which need urgent attention and which will maximize benefits to the State of Goa. Topics covered: The Goa Agenda, Power Sector, Water sector, The Sewerage system, Solid waste management, Transportation sector, Goa's growth engines, Enablers & Growth Catalysts, Bibliography.

Price: Hard-copy : Rs.250/- | CD-ROM disc : Rs.150/-

Glorious 100 - The Chamber thru' the years

GCCI 100 yearsThe book was conceived to mark the Chamber's Centenary. It gives the first full account of the genesis of the Chamber and the meritorious work it has done through the turbulent period of the Portuguese regime to the post liberation period when Goa joined the mainstream.

The book offers a comprehensive explanation of the Chambers durability and gives insights into its operation and its capacity to adapt to the constantly changing political, social and economic environment.

It is also a vivid portrayal of the many remarkable personalities, who have demonstrated their capacity to combine their learning , experience , financial acumen and a great sense of social commitment to fashion this institution for the ongoing benefit of the society and have helped shape the developments of their time.

Price: Hard-copy: Rs.400/-

Goa's Tryst with Trade

Goa Tryst with tradeGoa, situated mid-way along the west coast of India, was famous since time immemorial as an entrepot of renown in the Indian Ocean littoral. Its ancient port-capital of Chandrapur, Gopakapattana and Ella had serviced the Indian Ocean trade and enjoyed commercial relations with ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Jews and the Arabs. Goa, in the first century of the Portuguese rule was famous for the lucrative commerce centred on its 'golden' port. Later, with the decline of the port of Goa, Goa Dourada soon became a dependency of British India, with an import-based and remittance-funded economy. Since Liberation, Goa which had languished in a condition of economic stagnancy under the colonial regime, has taken i impressive strides in the field of commerce and industry. The journey of Goan trade and commerce through the ages has, indeed, been an eventful and exciting one offering new vistas of documentation, and academic interpretation for the scholar who seeks to delve into its, multi-faceted past. Goa: Its Tryst with Trade will certainly evoke considerable interest in students and researchers of commercial history of Goa and will also serve as stimulating reading for the general reader.

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