Airports Authority of India will undertake
construction of Integrated Cargo Terminal at Imphal Airport after obtaining
grant-in-aid under Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) of Ministry of
Commerce & Industry, Govt. 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 Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
The proposed Integrated Cargo Terminal is expected to give a boost to the
export of handicraft items and perishable cargo. This will also help generate
employment opportunities in the North Eastern region of the country, thereby
fostering economic development of the region. In addition to this, the EICT
will help establish better connectivity with South & Southeast Asia and
give a boost to trade between India and the ASEAN countries.
The estimated cost construction of the cargo terminal is Rs 16.20 crores. Out
of this, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has sanctioned a grant of Rs
12.96 crores under TIES. The balance amount to construct will be met out of
internal sources of AAI.