Panaji : The Centre has listed out 12 events to be held in the State from August to October which are related to the International BRICS summit scheduled to be held in Goa in October. A series of other related programs in various cities across India started last month.
The events scheduled to be held in the host State include the BRICS secretary-level meeting on August 28, followed by a ministerial meeting of BRICS Environment Ministers on August 29, BRICS Academic Forum on September 19 and 22; meeting of BRICS Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors in Goa and Working Group meeting of BRICS Development Banks, Workshop on Export Credit on October 1, BRICS Business Council in Goa as well as Annual Meeting of BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism on the following day on October 15.
The same day will also see the BRICS Financial Forum, a two day meeting of Heads of BRICS Development Bank with NDB on October 15-16, and finally BRICS Business Council Interaction with BRICS leaders and a U-17 football tournament.
“The Summit of BRICS nations is to take place under India’s chairmanship,” PIB said in a statement released on Monday.
The list of events confirms that the BRICS summit will not be shifted out of Goa. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar was quoted as saying that Goa is gearing up to host the 8th edition of the annual event denying reports that it has been shifted to another venue.
Goa Police have already begun chalking out plans to ensure there is no compromise on security and vehicular traffic flow during the period. Parsekar also assured of world class facilities at the Dabolim airport after Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar expressed concern over poor facilities.