AMARAVATI / NEW DELHI : Industries Minister Mr. Mekapati Goutham Reddy on Thursday requested Containers Corporation of India Ltd. (Concor) Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. V Kalyana Rama to set up a container manufacturing unit in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
The minister, who is on a visit to New Delhi, said that the state with one of the longest coastlines in India can be the destination for container manufacturing, considering that it is planning to build more ports and fishing harbours.
He highlighted that the country is witnessing a shortage of containers, especially at a time when India is looking to diminish trade with China. The minister called on Concor to build a manufacturing unit in the land allotted to NTPC and BHEL in Chittoor district.
Mr. V Kalyana Rama, Chairman, Concor, acknowledged the proposal and said that he will take the minister’s requests into consideration and cooperate as soon as possible.
Later, Goutham Reddy also met Union Shipping Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya. “Met Shipping Minister Shri Mansukh Mandaviya and requested him to extend Government of India’s financial support to upcoming Ramayapatnam Port and fishing harbours in AP and he assured us the required support,” said Mr. Reddy.
The minister Mr. Reddy also said that he held detailed discussions about investment opportunities regarding coastal development and waterways projects in the southern state.