Monday, May 01, 2017

EAC grants environmental clearance for Bhogapuram intl airport

An Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has given environmental clearance for the construction of Bhogapuram International Airport in Andhra Pradesh.
The proposed greenfield airport site lies on the border of Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram districts and is about 45 kms from Visakhapatnam city.
As per minutes of the EAC meeting held earlier this month, the airport, is proposed to be developed as a PPP project under a Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) concession framework.
It will have a total an investment outlay of Rs 2260.73 crore.
"The committee noted that issues raised in the public hearing have satisfactorily been responded by the project authority and suggested to incorporate it in the final EIA-EMP report," the EAC said.
"After detailed deliberations, the committee recommended the project for environmental clearance (EC)," it said.
The AP government has created a special purpose vehicle Bhogapuram International Airport Corporation Ltd for the project.
30/04/17 PTI/India Today