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AP government proposes 12 plans for Sagarmala project

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VISAKHAPATNAM : The Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, said that 12 project proposals made by the Andhra Pradesh government and the Visakhapatnam Port Trust have been taken up for implementation under the Sagarmala scheme. For the current fiscal year, Rs 412 crore has been allotted under the Sagarmala initiative. According to Sonowal, the monies will be distributed through financial assistance to large and minor ports, state governments, state marine bodies, and other government organisations working on Sagarmala projects. Depending on the project’s development, the funding would be released in three instalments.

The Minister said five projects out of the projects undertaken under the Sagarmala scheme in Andhra Pradesh have been completed so far. He said construction work on a passenger jetty on Vijayawada Bhavani Island, construction work on a fishing harbour at Juvvaladinne in Nellore district and the second phase of the Skill Development Program in the coastal districts were in progress. The Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways also said that the improvement of infrastructure at Kakinada Anchorage Port, improvement of existing jetty at Kakinada and development of seaplane jetty, construction of passenger jetty at Bhimunipatnam and construction of passenger jetty at Kalingapatnam will be completed within two years.

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