Manohar Parrikar has refused the Goa Government's plea to cancel the request seeking land for a naval enclave at the proposed new greenfield international airport at Mopa. The defence ministry had sought five acre for the purpose. The state government is constructing the Mopa Airport under the PPP format with a long-term concession period of 60 years. Mopa Airport is designed to be a 24 x 7 x 365 days civilian commercial airport, which will be operated by a successful bidder.
Contact: Government of Goa.