Government: New Facilities at Visakhapatnam Port Trust (India)

Government of India has accorded approval for implementation of the project “Upgradation of the existing facility at outer harbour and creation of new facility at inner harbor for handling iron ore” at Visakhapatnam Port.

In a statement laid down in the table of the Rajya Sabha today, Shri G.K. Vasan, the Union Minister for Shipping, said that the project will have a capacity of 23 million tonnes to cater to 2 lakhs Dead Weight Tonnage (DWT) carriers at outer harbour and upto 65000 DWT carriers at inner harbour. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 845.41 crores and will be financed by the Concessionaire.

The upgradation, operation and maintenance of the facilities are expected to create new employment opportunities. The augmentation of capacity will also lead to increase in trade and associated benefits. The facility will mitigate dust pollution and increase operational efficiency as the existing ore handling complex will be upgraded with latest equipment.

Press Release, December 12, 2013

 

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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