Saturday, January 12, 2019

Finance Ministry clears plan for greenfield airport in Arunachal

Itanagar: The Finance Ministry on Friday cleared the proposal for construction of the greenfield airport at Hollongi in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said.

The Ministry of Environment and Forest and the Steering Committee of the Ministry of Civil Aviation had also cleared the proposal for the greenfield airport on December 28.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu said the greenfield airport, estimated at a cost of Rs 1,055 crore, will be a state-of-the-art infrastructure which will propel economic development besides improving connectivity for the local population.

He said tourism will also see a huge boost with this project.

After a detailed discussion, the Public Investment Board of the Finance Ministry approved the land acquisition rate as proposed by the committee and endorsed by the state government.
11/01/19 IANS/Business Standard

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