Panaji: PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Mopa greenfield airport in Goa. While addressing a gathering in Goa PM Modi congratulated everyone for successfully hosting the BRICS 2016 in Goa.
PM Modi also lauded Manohar Parikkar for ushering in a political culture in Goa,  that is taking Goa to new heights of progress. He further added because of Manohar Parikkar, Goa saw political stability and formation of a government.
PM Modi also said, “It’s said Akbar had nine jewels in his cabinet, I am proud to say I have many including the valuable Parrikar ji from Goa.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrives in Goa on Sunday on a brief visit to lay foundation for two major infrastructure projects, a greenfield airport at the Mopa plateau and an electronic city in Tuem, both located in North Goa’s Pernem sub-district.
Modi during his three-hour visit to the BJP-ruled state, will also deliver a speech at a function organised by the state government at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee indoor stadium, on the outskirts of the state capital, from where he will remotely lay the foundation stone for the two projects.
This is Modi’s second visit to the state in two months; he hosted the BRICS summit in October this year.
Of the two projects being kick-started by Modi, the Mopa airport is Goa’s first civilian airport and is being developed by GMR Airports and the electronic city is expected to host manufacturing units for electronics components, envisaged under the Make in India scheme.
After delivering his address in Goa, Modi is expected to head for Pune, where is scheduled to inaugurate a four-day international conference and exhibition on enhancing the sugarcane value chain.
(With inputs from IANS)