Bhubaneswar, July 28, 2018: The State Government on Saturday decided for a setting up of a Riverine Port in public private partnership (PPP) mode on BOOST basis on river Mahanadi in Akhadasali village under Mahakalapada block in Kendrapada district.
Around Rs 2,110 crore will be spent in the first phase for the purpsoe. In response to the Request for Qualification (RFQ) floated for the purpose, four Developers have submitted their applications.
For issue of Request for Proposal (RFP) in favour of the applicants, a meeting of HLCA under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was convened today and it has been decided in the meeting to issue RFP to all four applicants to participate in RFP stage and to give in-principle approval to the project as well as to the Draft RFP, Draft Concession Agreement, Land Lease Agreement.
This port will be set up in two phases. In first phase two berths shall be established for transportation of 18.43 Million Tons cargo Per Annum for which the expenditure estimated to the tune of Rs 2110 crore. The requirement of land for first Phase development of port has been estimated to 175 hectares. This Riverine Port will be connected to National Highway 5-A (now NH-53) and Haridaspur-Paradip Railway line for transportation of cargo. The Capacity of transportation of cargo will increase from 18.43 Million Tons Per Annum to 45.88 Million Tons Per Annum and additional 125 Hectares of land will be required.
On establishment of this Port about 4,300 direct and indirect employment opportunities in first Phase and about 10,700 direct and indirect employment opportunities in the second phase.