Friday, April 28, 2017

Green signal likely for Bhogapuram airport soon

The Bhogapuram International Airport is now cruising towards take off as the expert appraisal committee (EAC) under the ministry of environment and forests has recommended the airport project for environmental clearance.
Following the EAC meeting, which was held on April 13 in New Delhi, the EAC has recommended the Bhogapuram project for clearance, as per the minutes of meeting released by the MoEF on Thursday. The recommendation by the EAC is for the phase-1 development of the Bhogapuram International Airport at an estimated cost of Rs 2,260.73 crore on an area of 2,004.52 acres in Vizianagaram district.
Sources said subsequently, the MoEF, based on the EAC recommendation, is likely to provide environmental clearance in the near future. Subsequently, the Bhogapuram International Airport Corporation Limited (BIACL) is expected to finalise the bids in the next couple of months for selecting the developer for the mega project.
"Once the official environmental clearance order is received, about one month or 45 days will be given for the prospective developers to submit their final bids for the Bhogapuram Airport project. We are expecting the bids to be finalised by June-end," a state government source said on condition of anonymity.
28/04/17 Manish M/The Times Of India