GoG – Mopa International Airport – Goa - Project Profile

GoG – Mopa International Airport – Goa - Project Profile


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The Government of Goa (GoG) is undertaking the construction of the Mopa International Airport in Goa, India.

The project involves the construction of an international airport covering 919ha. The development will be carried out in four phases.

The first Phase to be completed by 2020 will cater 4.5 million passengers; Second Phase to be ready by 2025 will cater 5.8 million passengers; third Phase to be ready by 2035 will cater 9.4 million passengers and the final fourth phase to be operational by 2045 will cater 13.1 million passengers.

The project includes the construction of a passenger terminal across 33,000m2 area, a runway to accommodate the largest aircraft A-380, baggage handling facility, an air traffic control tower, aircraft hangars, an aircraft maintenance center, cargo facilities, commercial & retail units, taxiways, and parking facilities.

On March 29, 2000, Government approved the proposal of the Goa Government for setting up of a new International Airport.

On January 27, 2006, Government constituted a six-member Committee to look into all aspects relating to the construction of a new airport at Mopa, to advice the Government on the necessity of either continuing of closing civilian operations at Dabolim and make necessary suggestions to the Government.

The feasibility study was conducted by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on the possibility of the co-existent of two airports in Goa.

In June 2010, project was approved by the Central Government. Ammann and Whitney have been appointed as the consultant to provide feasibility study report and master plan for the project.

In August 2011, feasibility report for the project was submitted to the state government and Public Private Partnership (PPP) Authority of India.

In December 2011, tender was issued for selection of a financial consultant to develop revenue model and appropriate structure for the Project, prepare bid documents for selection of the Concessionaire and to assist the PPP Cell in the bidding process.

In April 2012, project secured in-principle approval from the state government.

KPMG Advisory Pvt Ltd has been appointed as Financial Advisor and Engineers India Ltd has been appointed as Technical consultants.

The project will be developed through PPP (Public Private Partnership) on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis.

In May 2014, the Goa State Government approved the development of a new international airport at Mopa, under the latest Goa Investment Policy document.

On October 3, 2014, The State Government of Goa invited Request for Qualification (RFQ) for a PPP concession to develop and operate the airport on Design Build operate Finance and Transfer (DBFOT) Basis on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) basis.

In December 2014, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reported that the project does not fall in the ecologically-sensitive zone and will have positive impact on employment and occupation improving the social and economic environment.

In March 2015, companies have expressed interest in the project includes a consortium of Essel Infra and Flughafen Zurich; GMR Infrastructure; GVK; and a consortium of Voluptas Developers and VINCI Airports were among the bidders.

On October 21, 2015, India's Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has given environmental clearance for the project.

On October 28, 2015, the GoG to issue a request for proposal as well as a draft concession agreement for the construction of the project.

On January 15, 2016, the Request For Proposal (RFP) issued to four shortlisted companies includes GVK, GMR, Essel-Infra Mumbai and Voluptas Developers (Hiranandani Group is participating in the tendering process through its subsidiary, Voluptas) with the submission deadline as April 15, 2016 and later it was extended to May 16, 2016.

In April 2016, Town and Country Planning (TCP) approved to develop the Greenfield International Mopa airport site under the Planning and Development Authority (PDA)

In May 2016, the bids submission date was again extended to June 24, 2016.

On June 30, 2016, the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has approved the project proposal under the Air and Water Acts, with conditions.

However, for the third time Government of Goa extended the bids submission date to July 11, 2016. Later on July 11, 2016, Government of Goa extended the time for bidders to submit RFPs by 25-Jul-2016.

On July 26, 2016, RFP bids submission date was postponed to August 25, 2016.

On August 27, 2016, GMR Airports Ltd (GAL), a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Ltd won the competitive bid for development and operation of the project.

On September 17, 2016, GoG issued the letter of award to GAL and on September 20, 2016, GAL accepted the letter of award.

GMR has to form a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to take the construction of the project.

On November 9, 2016, GMR signed a concession agreement for a concession period of 40 years, extendable by 20 years.

On November 13, 2016, Foundation laying ceremony was held.

On March 31, 2017, the ministry of civil aviation and GGIAL signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Soil testing has been completed on the project.

On June 14, 2017, GMR issued a tender to appoint an engineering, procurement and construction contractor to undertake site preparation, construction of the terminal building, air traffic controller (ATC) tower, airside and landside infrastructure and other associated work with a submission deadline on June 26, 2017.

On July 12, 2017, GMR secured US$206 million funding from the Axis Bank for the development of the project on basis of 18 years on competitive terms.

As of July 2017, Pre-construction works commenced on the project.

Construction on the four phases is scheduled to be completed in May 2020.


The project involves the construction of an airport with a capacity of 13.1 million passengers per year on 919ha. of land in Pernem taluka, Mopa, Goa

The US$295 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a 33,000m2 passenger terminal

2. Construction of a runway

3. Construction of a baggage handling facility

4. Construction of an air traffic control tower

5. Construction of aircraft hangars

6. Construction of an aircraft maintenance center

7. Construction of cargo facilities

8. Construction of commercial & retail units

9. Installation of security systems

10. Construction of parking facilities

11. Construction of other related facilities

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