Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Global tenders for Goa's second international airport will be floated within six months, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Monday.
Speaking to reporters after chairing a Mopa airport steering committee meeting at the state secretariat, Parrikar said that the airport, located at the Mopa plateau in north Goa, 50 km from here, would be operational by 2015.
"The entire project will cost Rs.2,500 crore. We will issue tenders by September. The state government will have to acquire land for the project and hand it over to the winning bidder, to run it on BOOT (Build, Own Operate, Transfer) basis," Parrikar said, adding that the operating tenure would be 30 years.
Goa already has one international airport at Dabolim, 50 km from here, which is operated and maintained by the Indian Navy.
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