Friday, July 15, 2022

Goa’s Mopa airport commissioning after August 15: CM Pramod Sawant

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said the Mopa international airport, which is expected to double the number of flights landing in the state, will be commissioned after August 15.

Speaking in the state Assembly during the monsoon session on Wednesday, Sawant said, “Almost 90 per cent of work on the project has been completed and trials at the airport are on.” The airport at Mopa in North Goa district would be commissioned “between August 15 and September 1 this year,” he said.

A Skill Development Centre has already started operating at the airport site where students are being trained for the purpose of employment in the project. More students would be enrolled in the coming days, the CM said.

After the commissioning of the Mopa airport, the existing Dabolim airport in the coastal state will not be closed and flight operations will continue there, he added.

14/07/22 PTI/Tribune

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