Wednesday, June 14, 2006

West Bengal going all out for Boeing MRO hub in state

Kolkata: The West Bengal government is in a race against Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka to persuade US aircraft maker Boeing to set up a Maintainance, Repair and Operations (MRO) hub near Kolkata. Industry Secretary Sabyasachi Sen indicated the state government was hopeful about bagging the project despite Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel's earlier announcement that it would come up at Nagpur.
In reply to a question, Sen said Boeing had not given its reaction yet.
Meantime, the state is losing no time in presenting its case more forcefully to Boeing. "We will lose no time in ascertaining what Boeing wants. It can have full or partial MRO activities here. If they want it near the existing NSC Bose International Airport, we can talk to the Airports Authority of India and make arrangements."
13/06/06 Press Trust of India/Hindustan Times
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