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Ship building and repair clusters will be developed in coastal cities : Sonowal

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NEW DELHI : Speaking at the Deloitte India Government Summit 2023, MoPSW Shri Sarbananda Sonowal said the India Middle East Europe Economic Corridor (IMEEC) plan will encompass building next generation mega ports in India. He listed the Vadhavan and Tuna Tekra development as key projects to support IMEEC.

“We are proud to lead the way with the delivery of autonomous electric barges to Norway by Cochin Shipyard Ltd. This stride in technology will redefine the maritime industry’s future,” Sonowal said.

Commenting on how IMEC plan will be connecting India to the Middle East and Europe through shipping lines, he said this will encompass building next generation mega ports. “Vadhavan and Tuna Tekra development will be key projects to support IMEEC,” Sonowal said.

India is presently working on a Rs 76,000 crore plan for developing the Vadhavan port in Dahanu, Maharashtra. The project has prospects of achieving throughput of 308 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in 2040. Besides this, the Tuna Tekra development is a Rs 4,200 crore container terminal being set up in Kandla, Gujarat.

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