Riverine Port to come up on Mahanadi river in Kendrapara, Rs 2,110 crore to be invested in 1st phase

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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.

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