Great News for Indian Ports
G.K. Vasan, the Union Shipping Minister, stated that the new guidelines have been issued to streamline security clearance proposals to remove bottlenecks in award of port development projects.
According to thehindubusinessline.com, the Ministry plans to award projects to create 244 million tonne of capacity during 2012-13.
The Ministry has also given targets to all the ports for dredging work so that 12 m draft can be provided to bring in bigger vessels.
“It is our aim to provide 17 m draft,” Vasan concluded.
Dredging Today Staff, September 2, 2012; Image: PIB