The Gopalpur Port Limited (GPL) in Odisha has planned to set up a Liquefied
Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal and an investment of Rs 2,000 crore for setting up
fertilizer and petrochemical industry according to port sources.
An edible oil
refinery is also on cards
Similarly, an edible oil refinery is also on cards, the sources said.
Recently, the top management team of Gopalpur Port briefed officials of the
Odissa government about the ongoing activities of the port and future
investment on industrialisation in the periphery of Gopalpur Port.
As the issue of capping on transportation of iron ores to the Gopalpur port
came up during the discussion, the state officials told the port authorities
that artificial capping should stop.
restrictions for Visakhapatnam and Gangavaram ports, there is restriction for
The Port officials pointed out that while there are no restrictions on the
loading of trucks from Mines of Odissa for Vishakhapatnam and Gangavaram Ports
in Andhra Pradesh, there is a restriction on loading for Gopalpur Port.
As a result, the exporters from Odissa are facing a tough time and stiff
competition and there will be a huge loss of foreign exchange earnings to the
The Port officials were told to take up the issue with the Department of
Steel and Mines in this regard.
While GPL requires 1,200 acres of land for its expansion projects, 393
acres have been allotted to them so far. The port authorities have requested
for another 800 acres. The Revenue Department has recently forwarded 119 acres
in favour of GPL, officials informed.