Odisha Gives Port Push

Port Sector in Odisha is looking up with two major ports-Dhamra and Goplapur are on full swing, while two new-Subarnrekha and Riverine Port will be coming up in the State.

 
While Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi is fast tracking the Port Sector Development, APC Gagan Kumar Dhal and Principal Secretary G Srinivas are making concerted efforts to facilitate the promoters by providing an Ease of Doing Business Environment for development of the infrastructure.
 
Global CEO and Tata Steel Managing Director T V Narendran will be meeting the Top Brass of the State Administration on 12 February for apprising about the Plan of Action on Subarnarekha Port.
 
Meeting has been scheduled to be held on 12 February with Chief Secretary, Aditya Prasad Padhi and other senior officials.
 
Mr.Narendran made a request for apprising the Top Brass of the State Administration about their plan to develop the Subarnarekha Port into a state of art facility for handling bulk, container as well as liquid cargo.
 
While Government of Odisha has signed the Concession Agreement with the Creative Port Development Private Limited (CPDP), Chennai on 11 January 2008 for development of a port at Subarnarekha Mouth (Kirtania) in Balasore District, Tata Steel has already acquired major stake of CPDP making it as its subsidiary.
 
It is planned to develop the port with cargo handling capacity of 25MMTPA to 55 MMTPA. 
 
This port has already obtained Environmental Clearance from Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India on and Defence Clearance from the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Government of India. Port land measuring to 692 Acres has been handed over to the developer for development of port.
 
Construction access road from Baliapal to Port site was also handed over to the developer and commencement of constructional activities has already on fast track, said sources.
 
 
With the Shapoorji Pallonji Group has become Lead Partner and have taken up the development of Gopalpur Port, the developmental work is in full swing. 
 
Now, a berth length of 800 Meter is completed to accommodate multiple vessels at a time to handled cargo of 10 MMTPA and it is ready to be operational in all respect by 15 February, 2019, said officials in Department of Commerce & Transport.  
 
Simultaneously, other related ancillary works are also in progress. An expenditure of above Rs.1200 Crore is already spent, said sources in DoCT.
 
Dhamara Port Company Limited (DPCL) taken over by Adani Ports and SEZ Limited is moving fast on Second Phase expansion as 756 Acre has been handed over to the promoter.
 
Sources said that alienation proposal for 63 Acre of land has been submitted to the revenue authorities for establishment of LNG Terminal at Dhamara Port.
 
After completion of the Phase II, port capacity will be enhanced to 109 MMTPA with total 13 of berths. At present, four berths have been completed and further developmental work is going on.
 
An expenditure of over Rs.6755 Crore has already been spent. The Port has handled 21.45 MMTPA of Cargo during last financial year 2017-18 and 14.90 MMTPA in current financial year 2018-19.
 
So far Riverine Port is concerned Government of Odisha proposes to develop a Port on the left bank of the River Mahanadi at Akhadasali village, Mahakalpada Block of Kendrapada district in Odisha through Public Private Partnership (PPP) on Build, Own, Operate, Share & Transfer (BOOST) basis.
 
Now, process for selection of developer is on and on Phase I bidding four  developers have been shortlisted and for the Phase II bidding, the Request for Proposal (RFP) is under process.  
 
Application has been submitted to the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change of Government of India for getting approved Terms of Reference (ToR) for taking-up the study for obtaining Environmental & CRZ Clearance.
The proposed port site is just 12 Kilometer inside the River Mahanadi from its confluence point on the Bay of Bengal.
 
Total land requirement for the port is 300 Hectare and the project shall be developed in two phases.
 
Out of which 175 ha will be used for the development of Phase-I and rest will be utilized in future development. 
 
The projected cargo handling capacity of the Port is 45.88 MMTPA, out of which 18.43 MMTPA in Phase-I.
 
 The estimated cost for the project is Rs. 2110Crore for Phase-I development.  
 
 


eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by Catalyst IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.