Odisha government will develop 12 more ports in the state, Transport Minister informed
Tukuni Sahoo said that all the ports are being developed on Public Private Partnership basis. The minister said that the government is only providing land.
Odisha’s Commerce and Transport Minister Tukuni Sahu announced in the state assembly that the government has identified 10 sites to be developed as ports. Responding to a question in the Assembly on Thursday, he said that though there is no international waterway port in the state, two minor ports at Dhamra and Gopalpur are operational.
According to Tukuni Sahoo, while port construction is underway at the confluence at Subarnapur and Astarang, the state government has identified non-major ports at Puri, Bhadrak, Ganjam and Chandipur, Bichitpur and Inchui in Balasore district for development .
The government has signed an agreement worth Rs 16,85,400 with IIT Madras to streamline the construction of new ports. In addition, there is a proposal to develop a riverport on the Mahakalpada river at Kendrapara and an amount of Rs 74 crore has been paid to Water and Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS) for surveying the port project.
Tukuni Sahu said that all the ports are being developed on public-private partnership basis. The minister said that the government is only providing land.
Odisha government will develop 12 more ports in the state, informed Transport Minister