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Mopa airport project faces opposition in Goa

PANAJI

Goa Vikas Party, a local NGO, and some farmers have joined hands to oppose the proposed greenfield airport at Mopa in North Goa.

mopa-map“I will not allow a single stone to be moved from the land where the airport is proposed. I’ve been opposing this airport since its inception. This project is beneficial only for few corporates,” Goa Vikas Party’s legislator Miccky Pacheco told reporters on March 15.

Asked as to why he was still with the government when he was against the airport project, Pacheco said his party had extended support to the then Manohar Parrikar-led state government in 2012.

“My support was for Parrikar-led government, but we never continued it when Laxmikant Parsekar took over the reigns in the state,” he said.

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