In a bid to provide employment opportunities to youths at the upcoming Greenfield airport at Mopa in North Goa, the government has proposed to establish an Aviation Skill Development centre.
“In order to provide employment opportunities to youths and locals at the upcoming Greenfield airport, it is proposed to establish an Aviation Skill Development Centre,” Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told the state Assembly in a written reply tabled on the floor of the House today. “It is an obligation on part of the concessionaire to train the youth at the Industrial Training Institute to provide employment at the airport. Necessary clause has been inserted for the purpose in the Draft Concession Agreement for the same,” he said.
“It is the endeavour of the government to provide maximum jobs to the Goans,” Parsekar said. The question was tabled on the floor of the House by Independent legislator Vijai Sardesai. “Necessary provisions has been made in the Draft Concession Agreement binding the concessionaire to give preference to bonafide Goans for all jobs at the airport by advertising all the vacancies in at least three dailies having wide circulation in Goa,” the chief minister said.
“In the event enough applications are not received from persons of affected families or bonafide Goans, the concessionaire shall not be restricted from hiring any other person,” he said. The Mopa Airport project is taken up on PPP basis.
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