Panaji: Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that the Manohar International Airport at Mopa will soon start handling the cargo from the state.
Sawant said that the Manohar International Airport, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would soon be handling the cargo from its facility.
The chief minister said that the handling of cargo from this facility will help the pharmaceutical industries in the state, who don’t have to depend on the facilities from the other states.
Sawant was addressing captains of the industry in a function held at Panaji in the presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal.
Manohar international airport was commissioned in January, 2023.
State Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho said that the traffic at existing Dabolim Airport has been increasing every passing month, at the same time the new destinations are added through Manohar International Airport.
He said that having two airports is helping the tourism industry in the state.