GMR to construct and operate greenfield airport in Goa

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GMR Airports Limited (GAL), a subsidiary of Indian engineering firm GMR Infrastructure, has signed an agreement with the government of Goa to develop and operate a new greenfield airport based in Mopa, North Goa.

GMR will design, build, finance and operate the international airport for a concession period of 40 years with an option to extend the contract by a further 20 years. The construction period for the first phase of the project is three years with completion scheduled for mid 2020.

Srinivas Bommidala, chairman – airports, GMR Group, said, “We are excited about the project and the opportunity to partner with the government of Goa. GMR Group has already delivered landmark airport assets for the country including Delhi International Airport.

“Delhi Airport has boosted not only the India’s economy but also the Delhi State economy. GMR Group takes pride in being the custodians of these national assets and thus contributing toward the Prime Minister’s vision of developing a progressive India.

“Goa is the marquee beach tourist destination of India and given our vast experience in the airport space, we are confident that we will deliver an airport which not only reflects the rich cultural heritage and ethos of Goa but also boosts jobs for the local community.”

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