Ayodhya Airport renamed Maharshi Valmiki International Airport, Ayodhyadham
The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to declare Ayodhya Airport as an International Airport and naming it as Maharishi Valmiki International Airport, Ayodhyadham. Elevating Ayodhya Airport to international status is paramount for realizing Ayodhya’s economic potential and its significance as a global pilgrimage site, opening doors to foreign pilgrims and tourists.
The airport’s name, Maharishi Valmiki International Airport, Ayodhyadham, pays homage to Maharishi Valmiki, the sage attributed to composing the epic Ramayana, adding a cultural touch to the airport’s identity.
The Union Cabinet also approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Ministry of Natural Resources, Guyana on cooperation in the hydrocarbon sector.
The MoU covers the complete value chain of the hydrocarbon sector including sourcing of crude oil from Guyana, participation of Indian companies in the Exploration and Production sector of Guyana, cooperation in the areas of crude Oil refining, and capacity building.
The Union Cabinet was apprised of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between India and the United States for International Development/India ((USAID/India) in June last year for supporting Indian Railways to achieve Mission Net Zero Carbon Emission by 2030.
Besides, the Union Cabinet was also apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding signed at Port Louis, Mauritius between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC ). The MoU will help to establish a framework for cooperation between ISRO and MRIC on the development of a joint satellite as well as for cooperation on the use of the MRIC’s Ground Station.