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Soon, Goa to get India’s 1st floating co-working space | Goa News | News Fission

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PANAJI: In an interesting initiative that will see technology blend with tourism, Goa will soon see an off-shore vessel being used as a co-working space. Tourism and IT minister Rohan Khaunte, who unveiled the keel plate for the vessel on Saturday, said that the department of information technology, electronics & communication will support the project.
The vessel — a refurbished barge — will have meeting rooms, recreational areas, 5G-connected workspaces and rooms.The barge is currently registered with the captain of ports and the interiors and design repairs are presently on.
Billed as the first of its kind in India, Khaunte said that the floating co-working space will “position Goa as the preferred destination” for the tech sector.
Christened Flowork-Alpha, the barge will cater to Web3 developers working on blockchain, artificial intelligence, and token-based economies as well as innovators, incubators, and technical support startups that are willing to work in Goa. The project is owned by W3BONTHESEA-Oceancrest Pvt Ltd.
“I am thrilled to witness the launch of Web3onTheSea, marking the dawn of a new era in Goa’s technological landscape. This initiative underscores Goa’s commitment to becoming a creative hub for the tech fraternity,” said Khaunte.
Khaunte said that the project is part of the state’s strategy to make Goa the creative capital of India.
“The incorporation of offshore facilities is a game-changer for Web3onTheSea,” said Raj Kapoor, founder of the India Blockchain Alliance, which has a stake in W3BONTHESEA-Oceancrest Pvt Ltd.
“It sets the project apart as a pioneer in tech ecosystems. These re-purposed vessels will serve as hubs for creativity, collaboration, and cutting-edge work, providing an unparalleled experience for individuals and teams alike.”
Chief minister Pramod Sawant was supposed to be present for the event but could not make it due to prior commitments. However, Sawant in a statement said that the creation of a floating co-working space will be a “significant leap forward” for Goa, which aims to become a technology hub.
“This initiative will not only elevate Goa’s profile but also create ample opportunities for the youth and professionals in the state,” said Sawant.
‘Initiative will create opportunities for youth, professionals’
It sets the project apart as a pioneer in tech ecosystems. These re-purposed vessels will serve as hubs for creativity, collaboration, and cutting-edge work, providing an unparalleled experience for individuals and teams alike.” Chief minister Pramod Sawant was supposed to be present for the event but could not make it due to prior commitments. However, Sawant in a statement said that the creation of a floating co-working space will be a “significant leap forward” for Goa, which aims to become a technology hub. “This initiative will not only elevate Goa’s profile but also create ample opportunities for the youth and professionals in the state,” the chief minister said.


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