November 22, 2017: Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju recently inaugurated the international air cargo complex at the Visakhapatnam airport. The minister encouraged Vizag to compete with Mumbai and Chennai in handling air cargo in view of the vast potential of the area.
“The facilities at the Vizag airport will be further improved and the new airport at Bhogapuram in Vizianagaram district will also come up for future needs of the city,” he said.
The complex is likely to give a push to export of pharmaceuticals, seafood, garments and metallurgical products.
Initially, the facility will handle five tonnes per day.