The air cargo complex at Mangalore airport is likely to be commissioned soon. The Union Corporate Affairs Minister, Mr Veerappa Moily, has given this indication here in this regard.

In a press release here, Mr Moily said the recent exporters’ convention in Mangalore, organised by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), had stressed the need for an air cargo complex with cold storage facilities for agro products at Mangalore airport.

Mr Moily said that he took up the matter with the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Mr Ajit Singh. The Civil Aviation Minister has informed him that the Airports Authority of India is building a cargo terminal at Mangalore Airport for the handling of international and domestic cargo. The old passenger terminal at the airport will be modified for this.

“Cold storage facilities will be provided with the assistance of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), and the same will be used for storage and processing of perishable cargo,” he said.

Mr Singh has also informed him that both international and domestic cargo terminals at the airport are likely to be commissioned by August, he added.

(This article was published on July 18, 2012)
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