Daijiworld Media Network - Bangalore
With inputs from Media Release
Bangalore, Jul 17: Civil Aviation minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday July 17 announced that the Airport Authority of India will be building a cargo terminal at Mangalore Airport for handling of international and domestic cargos, by modifying the old passenger terminal.
It may be recalled that the Federation of Indian Export Organization (Southern Region) and the Chambers of Commerce and Trade Associations in Karnataka, had jointly organized an exporters’ convention at Mangalore on February 13, 2012 titled Karnataka: Export Vision – 2020. During deliberations at the Conference, one of the major concerns raised was the need for air cargo complex at Mangalore Airport with cold storage facilities for agro products.
Union corporate affairs minister Dr Veerappa Moily who was instrumental in initiating the 'Export Vision 2020' in Mangalore has taken up the issue with civil aviation minister Ajit Singh.
"Cold storage facilities will be provided with the assistance of M/s Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and the same will be used for storage and processing of perishable cargo." Ajit Singh said in a press conference.