Wednesday, October 17, 2018

MHA gives security nod for construction of Mopa airport

New Delhi: With Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar back at the helm, the Union Home Ministry is learnt to have given security clearance for construction of GMR Goa International Airport Limited (GGIAL) in North Goa.

The state government had sought approval of central agencies for Megawide Construction Corporation, one of Philippines’s leading engineering and infrastructure developers, and Dubai Consultants, both engaged by GMR for the upcoming greenfield airport at Mopa.
Officials said that construction of the airport had started and the state government has appointed Engineers India limited (EIL) to monitor the construction.

The Philippines-based company was vetted at the time of tendering, but once the contract was finalised and they engaged the services of a Dubai-based consultant, there was need for a second round of security clearance. “Inputs from Intelligence Bureau and Research and Analysis were sought and conveyed to the state government and Ministry of Civil Aviation,” an official added.
17/10/18 Rahul Tripathi/Indian Express