Sonsoddo panel to sign agreement with Asnani over Fomento bills

The high-powered committee overSonsoddo, at its meeting held in Panaji on Wednesday and chaired by chief ministerManoharParrikar, decided to sign an agreement with solid waste management (SWM) consultant P U Asnani so as to facilitate clearing the bills raised by the concessionaire of the SonsoddoSWMplant, Fomento, and oversee the functioning of the plant.

The decision assumes significance as the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) had, in October 2012, decided to do away with Asnani's consultancy services as the plant had reached the final stages of commissioning and therefore his services would no longer serve the desired purpose.

"It has been decided that the MMC will enter into an agreement with Asnani. We will soon move a proposal to the government seeking its sanction for signing the agreement," chief officer of the MMC Sandhya Kamat told TOI after the meeting. [TOI]