BY 2022, OPERATIONAL GMR GOA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS EXPECTED TO CREATE 1500 JOBS : GOA CM DR. SAWANT TELLS ASSEMBLY

The Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday told the state assembly that after Mopa airport becomes operational in 2022, around 1500 jobs are expected to be available

Responding to Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai’s question at the legislative assembly, Goa civil aviation minister Dr. Pramod Sawant in its written reply said that as on date 26 Goans have been recruited directly under GMR Goa International Airport Limited (GGIAL) while number of Goans presently working at construction site of Mopa Airport is 479.

‘Clause 5.9 of the Concession Agreement envisages obligations relating to employment of people of Goa and displaced family. More than 1500 jobs are expected to be available once the airport becomes operational. Government has already approved setting up Aviation Skill Development Centre by GMR at the airport site to impart skills/training to Goan unemployed youth to become eligible for such jobs,’ Dr. Sawant  said.

‘Mopa Airport construction work is in progress and first phase is expected to be commissioned in the year 2022,’ he said.

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