Global infrastructure com-¡panies such as Germany´s Hochtief Aktiengesellschaft, French firm Vinci Construction, South Korea´s Incheon International Airport and Malaysia Airport Holdings have expressed initial interest in the upcoming Rs 3,000 crore airport in Mopa, Goa. The port city´s local government floated an initial invitation last month. The last date for receiving applications is December 12.
Goa´s current airport at Dabolim caters to both civil and defence aviation. The proposal for a new airport at Goa has been pending for almost a decade and half. The government had in March 2000 given the in-principal approval for this airport and at the time had recommended closure of the existing airport once new airport is operational. In June 2010, the government reviewed its decision and said operations at both airports would continue.