Monday, November 14, 2016

Modi confident of tourism boost in Goa after Mopa airport opens

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed confidence that the tourism industry would get a major boost in Goa, after the commissioning of the Greenfield airport at Mopa in the State.

“For several years, people have been listening to the tales that the Greenfield airport will come up in North Goa.

The promises were made during election and forgotten. “I am happy that I am fulfilling the assurance which was given by (former Prime Minister) Atal Behari Vajpayee. With the commissioning of the airport, 50 lakh people will come to Goa (annually),” Modi said after laying foundation stone of the state’s civilian airport at Mopa in North Goa’s Pernem taluka.

“You can imagine how much tourism will increase due to the airport,” he said.

He also said ample employment opportunities will be created during construction of the project and after it is commissioned.

The Prime Minister, who also laid the foundation stone for Electronic City planned at Tuem village in North Goa, said, “In the 21st century, I can see Goa which is digitally based, youth-driven and most modern state.”
13/11/16 PTI/The Hindu Business Line