India: Government OKs Kolkata Port Trust Expansion Program
The Government has approved Kolkata Port Trust’s Rs 1,700-crore expansion program, according to Exim News Service.
This capital development plan includes the construction of Haldia Dock-2 (North and South) with four jetties which should have the capacity to handle 11.7 million tonnes of cargo per annum.
“We will shortly float the request for proposal (RFP) following which the technical and final bids will be floated,” stated a senior KoPT official, and added that the new facility would be capable of handling the 13.5-metre long Panamax vessels.
The project will be executed under a PPP (Public–Private Partnership) model.
Dredging Today Staff, December 3, 2012