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Mopa airport could create many jobs in Goa: Prabhu

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

is going to be the largest aviation market in the near future with its current pace of growth and this would create job opportunities, Union Civil Aviation Minister said today.

He was in to review the progress of the work on the greenfield international airport in Mopa in north being constructed by GMR International Airport Limited, a special purpose vehicle formed by GMR Airports Limited.

The first phase of the airport is expected to be completed by 2020, officials said.

"The Indian aviation sector is growing exponentially. Last month, we grew at 20 per cent. If the same trend continues, we will be the largest aviation market in the world and this would create the kind of job opportunities one cannot imagine," Prabhu told reporters.

Talking about the greenfield international airport at Mopa, Prabhu said that by 2025, around 30 million tourists would be coming to Goa because of this airport.

"Tourists coming in would mean creation of many jobs in the state. has the potential to be an international aviation hub in south because the entire is serviced from here," Prabhu said.

He informed that 234 acres of land allotted for commercial exploitation around the airport should be developed into an entertainment zone.

"More international flights will mean more profits, more income, more tourists and more employment. It is a win-win situation," he claimed.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 19:35 IST
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