“Matanhy and I discussed the Mopa issue. He understood its need for the future development of Goa. I had assured him that Dabolim Airport will not close down,” expressed Parrikar.
Speaking further on the issue, Parrikar, stated, Dabolim Airport even with the new terminal will not be able to cater to the growing passenger in-flow into Goa. Dabolim Airport will not be able to go beyond 4.5 million passengers. Therefore, we need Mopa right now. We have got feelers from at least 15 global players who would be interested in developing the Mopa Airport.