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Joint secretary MOS visits MPT

Shri I. Jeyakumar, IRTS Chairman, MPT extended a warm welcome to Shri Kailash Kumar Agarwal, Joint Secretary (Sagarmala),  to the Ministry of Shipping,  Government of India, during his brief visit to the Mormugao Port  on 28th August 2018. This is his first visit to the Port, says a release.

Shri I. Jeyakumar, Chairman, Shri G. P. Rai, Dy. Chairman, Heads of Departments and Dy. HODs held wide ranging discussions with the visiting Joint Secretary in the Board Room. The Chairman presented a Power Point presentation and briefed the visiting Ministry official on the existing facilities and infrastructure available in the port for the shipping industry. The layout of the port, the various berths and other facilities were also explained to the Joint Secretary in detail. 

The joint Secretary was appraised on the present status of the Ship Repair Yard and the ongoing process for tendering the facility afresh for recommencing the same.  The Chairman briefed the visiting Ministry Official on the two Coal handling berths operated by M/s. JSW and Adani at Mormugao Port and also highlighted the logistics involved in the out bound movement of imported coal from the port to the hinterland by the rail network. The present status and completion of the 4 lane road connectivity to the port was also discussed.  He was also briefed on the progress of the projects undertaken by Mormugao Port under the MOS Sagarmala Scheme. 

Shri Jeyakumar, Chairman, spelled out in detail the prospects of setting up the new Satellite Port at Vijaydurga in Southern Maharashtra, developed jointly by the Mumbai Port Trust, Mormugao Port Trust and Maharashtra Maritime Board. 

The Joint Secretary was impressed with the visit to Mormugao  Port and evinced keen interest in the new Satellite Port project. He expressed his happiness on the measures taken by MPT on the Green Port initiative and pollution control measures implemented in the port and its environs. He also highlighted the Ministry’s focus on implementing the Sagarmala Projects in the country and the availability of grants to the Port sector through the Sagarmala Development Corporation. The meet ended with the Joint Secretary complimenting the Chairman and Officers of the Port.


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