Saturday, March 26, 2016

CM promises job opportunities for ITI students at Mopa airport

Panjim: The proposed airport at Mopa – mired in controversy over land acquisition – could give young job aspirants some hope as the project is expected to create employment avenues for students undergoing vocational training at Industrial Training Institutes (ITI).
To train youth for jobs at the airport, the Goa government has proposed setting up an Aviation Skill Development Centre at Pernem ITI campus or any other ITI centre.
“Our aim is to provide employment opportunities to youth and locals from the area for which we have proposed to establish Aviation Skill Development Centre on ITI Pernem or other government ITI land. It is the obligation on the part of the concessionaire to train the youth at the ITI to provide employment at the airport,” Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said. Construction work on the first phase of the project is likely to begin in December.
The government-appointed concessionaire will be bound under the Draft Concession Agreement to give preference to bona fide Goans for all jobs at the airport by advertising the vacancies in three newspapers.
However, Parsekar said that if the agency does not receive enough applications from persons of affected families at Mopa or Goans, it would not be restricted from hiring others.
26/03/16 Herald
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