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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

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.


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

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