'Don't entertain any proposal of Karnataka on Mhadei'

Gomantak times
Saturday, 7 March 2020

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant called on Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri at New Delhi on Friday.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant discusses with Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in New Delhi on Friday.

PANAJI: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on Friday met Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at New Delhi and urged him not to entertain any proposal of the Karnataka State on Mhadei river without keeping the State of Goa informed.

Sawant was accompanied by BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar.
The Chief Minister also met Minister for Civil Aviation and Housing Hardeep Singh Puri and discusses about the proposed Mopa airport in Pernem taluka and the problems faced by the construction industry around the Dabolim airport.

Sawant tweeted, "Called on Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat ji, along with Vinay Tendulkar, RS MP in New Delhi today (Friday). Urged upon him not to entertain any proposal of Karnataka on Mhadei without keeping the State of Goa informed.

Earlier, the Chief Minister called on Minister for Civil Aviation and Housing Hardeep Singh Puri and appraised him about the proposed Mopa international airport and also about the problems faced by construction industry at areas surrounding the Dabolim airport.

Sawant tweeted, "Called on Shri @HardeepSPuri, MoS Civil Aviation, Housing & Urban Affairs (I/C) in New Delhi today (Friday). Updated Minister on the Mopa airport matter. Also appraised him about the problems faced by the construction industry at sites surrounding Goa airport."

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It may be recalled that last week the Bombay High Court at Goa directed the Flag officer commanding Goa Naval Area (FOGA) to immediately initiate action against the constructions in and around the Dabolim airport areas which were prima facie unauthorized and to complete such action as expeditiously as possible and in any case within a period of nine months.

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