The Request For Quotation (RFQ) for the proposed international airport in North Goa’s Mopa village has been finalized by a steering committee led by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. “A major milestone on Mopa international airport was reached today after RFQ was finalized by the steering committee,” Parrikar tweeted to announce the decision taken late last night. “RFQ for Mopa will be available in public domain from the auspicious day of Dussehra,” he said. A Request For Quotation (RFQ) is a standard business procedure aimed at inviting suppliers to the bidding process for specific products or services. Mopa international airport has drawn opposition from certain sections in South Goa upon fears that an airport in North Goa would adversely affect the tourism industry in their district. “We have taken a decision, whether some people like it or not… Goa needs a second airport,” the Chief Minister said at a function organized by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). He said that associations like CII should support the government in its endeavour because that would also help generate employment.

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