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Odisha has potential to grow as coastal shipping hub: Chief Secretary

Odisha has strategic potential to grow as a coastal shipping hub, said Chief Secretary of Odisha Mr. Suresh Chandra Mohapatra on Tuesday 15 Nov.

Mohapatra said this while inaugurating the two-day Summit on Prime Minister Gati-Shakti Multimodal Maritimeorganized under the joint aegis of Paradip Port Authority, State and Central Government.

Odisha is amaritime State and has a strategic location for coastal shipping. Our coastal line is quite suitable for the development of deep ports. The Eastern part of India including Odisha is growing at a fast rate.,” said Mohapatra.

With the uploading of information by all concerned, the planning and decision-making for the sector would be more perfect and faster. It would also bring real ease of doing business for the investors.

“Odisha would soon become one of the biggest hubs in the coastal shipping of minerals and finished products,” Mohapatra opined.

Mahapatra assured that State Government would extend all help for the implementation of the recommendations of this two-day Summit.

The inaugural session was followed by two technical sessions namely Gati-Shakti platform- Creating synergy among departments; and, Potential opportunities in logistic eco-system for sustainable industrial development.

The veteran subject experts from Freight Corridor Corporation of India, Ministry of Commerce and Transport Government of India, Commissionerate of Customs, Steel Authority of India, Tata Steels, Mahanadi Coal Field, JM Baxi, IFFCO, Samsara Shipping led the deliberations in these two sessions.

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