AAI to revamp Imphal cargo terminal
Airports Authority of India (AAI) will undertake the work for construction of Integrated Cargo Terminal (ICT) at Imphal Airport after obtaining grant-in-aid under Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) of Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MoC&I), Government of India. The Government of Manipur had planned to establish an Export Import Cargo Terminal (EICT) at Tulihal, Imphal Airport under ASIDE scheme of the (MoC&I), Government of India. The objectives of establishment of ICT at Imphal Airport are:
Export promotion for handicrafts items and perishable cargo.
Fostering of economic development of the region.
Generating employment opportunities in NER.
To establish connectivity between South & Southeast Asia, thereby achieving the improved efficiency and productivity.
Liberalisation of trade with India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
`12.96 A Grant of crore of the total cost estimation
`16.20 of crore has been sanctioned by MoC&I under TIES and the balance amount to construct the cargo terminal will be met out of internal sources of AAI.