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CM reviews development of port, airport projects

Posted on Feb 13, 11:11AM | UNI

Hyderabad, Feb 12 : Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today reviewed development of new Airports, Ports and Andhra Pradesh Gas Distribution Company-Floating Storage Re gasification Unit Liquified Natural Gas Project (APGDC-FRSU LNG) and other issues.

The Chief Minister also reviewed expansion of Rajahmundry airport, an official release said here today.

The meeting discussed about the salient features of the Civil Aviation Policy. The objective of the policy is to encourage the development of civil aviation industry across the State to achieve balanced growth in economy across all the regions of the State.

It is to promote development of non-hub airports across the State, which will act as centres of economic activity in interior regions, facilitate the development of allied civil aviation activities such as aviation training, aviation clubs, adventure sports, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), Ensure availability of aviation infrastructure including airports, training, MRO and other related services for citizens.

It will also attract private sector participation in the development by ensuring economic viability of airports, attract airlines to provide connectivity to airports in the State, create a framework for offering State support and incentives to achieve these objectives, promotion of helicopter service and heli-tourism through provision of heliports.