India: Setting up of New Major Ports

The Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan has informed the Lok Sabha today in a written reply to a question that the Government has requested all Coastal States in the Country to explore the possibility to set up a new Major Port or a new Ship Building Yard or a composite Port-cum-Shipbuilding yard in their States.

The Government also has to submit a comprehensive proposal to the Ministry of Shipping.

Proposal has been received from the State Government of Andhra Pradesh for which a Technical Committee has been constituted to identify a suitable location out of the three locations suggested by the State Government for development of another Major Port.



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