Goa seeks Rs 100 cr as seed money for constructing new airport

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 23:52

Panaji: The Goa government has sought Rs
100 crore from the 13th Finance commission as seed money for
the construction of a new airport at Mopa in North Goa.

"It is proposed that the airport will be built on a BOOT
basis. However, the state will have to provide for land and
other consequential expenses, which will be a minimum of Rs
200 crore," the memorandum submitted to 13th Finance
Commission by the Goa government read.

"To provide financial assistance, the state urges upon
the commission to recommend a grant of Rs 100 crore as seed
money towards construction of the new airport at Mopa," it
added.

Goa government has identified land at Mopa village for a
Greenfield airport, and the land acquisition process has
already begun.

The memorandum was tabled on the floor of the House
today, during the ongoing state legislative assembly session.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 23:52

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