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Deendayal Port Trust’s investors’ conference for SIPC, Kandla sees enthusiastic response

To attract investments for its Smart Industrial Port City (SIPC), Kandla project, within the Gandhidham-Kandla-Adipur complex, Deendayal Port Trust (DPT) organised an Investors’ Conference in Gandhidham on January 8, 2018, which saw participation by investors from Gandhidham and nearby areas, highlighted a release.

 

Companies like Amul Boards Pvt. Ltd, Asanjo Furniture World (Surat-based player), Ankita Overseas Pvt. Ltd, etc. showed keen interest in investing in SIPC, Kandla. Besides, representatives from the Federation of Kutch Industries’ Association, Gandhidham Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kandla Timber Association, etc. participated in the conference. Trustees and senior officers of DPT were also present, the release said.

 

Mr Alok Singh, IRS, Deputy Chairman, DPT, welcomed the gathering and highlighted the salient features of the project, which encompasses port-based industrial development, 2 to 50 acre plot sizes, developed plots with power, water and other key utility services, long-term lease of duration up to 60 years, and competitive pricing and key clearances, including environment clearance.

 

Mr Ravi Parmar, IAS, Chairman, DPT, while talking on the development of this project, observed that the project is on the line of Prime Minister’s Sagarmala vision which focuses on the development of port-based industrial/coastal economic zones.

 

The SIPC consultant made a detailed Power Point presentation on the facilities and benefits that would accrue to the investors.

 

DPT is all set to break ground for this project, with the contractor for development of land, including grading and filling, having been selected.

 

The next investors’ meet is scheduled for January 16, 2018 in Ahmedabad, the release disclosed.

 

This would be one of India’s first SIPCs, and is aligned with the Prime Minister’s vision of accelerating economic development by harnessing the country’s coastline.

 

The SIPC, Kandla is being developed in an area of about 1,425 acres and comprises two sites: 1) Smart Urban (residential, commercial and institutional) township in an area of 580 acres (Site-1); and 2) A modern industrial zone in an area of 845 acres (Site-2). The modern industrial zone is being developed as a port-based industrial cluster with focus on furniture manufacturing, edible oil refining, engineering and fabrication, salt-based industries and other industrial activities which require the Port for either export or import of raw materials, intermediary or finished products, the release pointed out.

 

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