Goa: PM Modi to lay foundation stone for Greenfield International Airport

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Goa today to lay the foundation stone for the greenfield international airport and an electronic manufacturing cluster. While the airport will come up at Mopa, the electronic city will be set up at Tuem, both in North Goa. The Prime Minister is scheduled to address a public meeting at Dr Shama Prasad Mukherjee stadium in Bambolim near Panaji at 10 a.m. during which he will lay foundation stone for the airport and the electronic city. The first phase of the airport is expected to be commissioned in the financial year 2019-20. The electronic city is expected to generate 25,000 jobs for the youth in the state. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said the electronic cluster will be fully operational in next five years. This will also be the Prime Minister's first ever public address in India after the demonetisation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes. Later in the day, he will leave the state in the afternoon to address another event in Pune, Maharashtra. (ANI)