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Two new major ports planned, one each on East, West coast

Infrawindow News Bureau




Apr. 25, 2012, 09:31 AM

Two new major ports planned, one each on East, West coastAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat have evinced interest in the Ministry of Shipping’s proposal to set up major ports in their respective states. This was in response to the Union Minister of Shipping G K Vasan’s request to all coastal states to explore the possibility of setting up a new major port or a new ship building yard or a composite port-cum-shipbuilding yard in their states and submit a comprehensive proposal to the Ministry of Shipping.

Now, the Ministry of Shipping is planning to set up two more major ports in the country. Of the two ports, one will come up on the East Coast, most likely on the Andhra Pradesh coast, and other one will be on the west coast. The two ports will attract an investment of around Rs 2,000 crore.  These ports will have a capacity of 10 million tonne.

To process the proposals sent by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat government technical committees have been constituted to identify suitable locations proposed by the state governments. According to a senior official from the ministry, Andhra Pradesh has proposed three places, including Nellore, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada, and a similarly one on West.

Of the 23 public private partnership (PPP) projects with an investment of Rs 16,743.92 crore and a capacity of 231.63 MTPA identified for award in 2011-12, three projects, involving an estimated cost of Rs 7,977.58 crore have been awarded.

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