Ota helpline to open in Alenquer

A SPECIAL Office, staffed by a team of technical experts, is to be opened to allay reservations and fears about Ota as Portugal’s new international airport.

Based in Alenquer, it means that anyone with doubts and questions related to the new airport and its site can address them to the office and receive a reply.

Christened the ‘Office for Public Interaction’ (Gabinete de Interacção com o Público), it will be up and running within two months according to the President of the Board of Directors of NAER (Novo Aeroporto SA), Guilhermino Rodrigues.

Speaking at a press conference in Ajambuja last week, Rodrigues gave various examples of the kinds of people likely to pose questions to their qualified staff, including local land owners wanting to know if their land would be expropriated or affected by the new airport.

“The way in which the new airport will be accepted by the general public is a major concern to NAER which lead to a major study being ordered from the higher education institute, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho,” he said.

The impact of constructing a new airport at Ota was discussed on Saturday in Ajambuja in a seminar which attracted over 400 people including the Under Secretary of State for Public Works & Communications, Paulo Campos, who said it was “an excellent opportunity to develop the region and country”.

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