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Development Projects Worth Rs 169.75 Cr To Come Up In Goa

These projects will include the development of International and Domestic Cruise Terminals at Mormugao Port with an investment of Rs 122.72 crore

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Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Inaugurates Development Projects at Goa

Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday inaugurated multiple projects for development of the inland waterways and marine sector in the Konkan region of Goa and Mangalore at Goa. 

These projects will include the development of International and Domestic Cruise Terminals at Mormugao Port with an investment of Rs 122.72 crore, construction of Solid Waste Management, bilingual website of New Mangalore Port Authority, construction of PQC Road from Main Gate to Kudremukh junction and construction of Truck Terminal near Customs House adjacent to NH-66.

The upcoming International and Domestic Cruise Terminal is expected to be fully equipped with facilities like immigration counters, baggage facilities, commercial complex, restaurant, parking and more. This facility will be spread over an area of 13.40 acres.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Sonowal said, “The projects that we have unveiled here today are the true reflection of the vision of New India. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, we are striving towards energising our vast network of inland waterways to unlock the huge potential of growth & economic prosperity in the country.”

The development of the announced projects is expected to generate employment opportunities for more than 3,000 people. 

The inauguration event was attended by the Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Tourism, Shripad Y Naik among other dignitaries.

Under the ‘PM Gati Shakti’ scheme Goa will emerge as a hub for Road, Port and Airport connectivity, said Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant. 

Amongst the projects are also construction of Up-Ramp at Railway Yard in Baina (Goa) that will connect NH-178 flyover which will bring efficiency in traffic management, decongestion of traffic and better logistical management. 

Five projects of NMPA are also being developed at a total investment of Rs 11.29 crore and aimed at bolstering EoDB through digitising information and processes, including development of dedicated portals for vigilance and pensioners. The turnaround time for cargo vehicles is likely to improve with smooth traffic flow through the gate. The additional services developed are likely to improve supply chain reliability and also make NMPA achieve self-reliance in solid waste recycling.

Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shripad Naik said that people of Goa will benefit from these projects and opportunities in the field of tourism will increase.