Prime Minister inaugurates Haldia Multi-Modal Terminal

2023-01-16 13:11:31 Container Terminal News

The Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi on Friday 13 Jan inaugurated the Haldia Multi-Modal Terminal in West Bengal.

Developed under Jal Marg Vikas Project, the terminal has a cargo handling capacity of around over 3 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) and the berths are designed to handle vessels up to around 3,000 Deadweight Tonnage (DWT), highlighted a release.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated four floating community jetties at Saidpur, Chochakpur, Zamania in Ghazipur district and at Kanspur in Ballia district in Uttar Pradesh. Besides, he laid foundation stones for the five community jetties at Digha, Nakta Diyara, Barh, Panapur in Patna district and Hasanpur in Samastipur district in Bihar. More than 60 community jetties are being constructed along the river Ganga across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal to boost economic activities and improve the livelihoods of local communities in the region.

The community jetties would play a key role in improving the livelihoods of people by providing simple logistics solutions for small farmers, fishery units, unorganised farm-producing units, horticulturists, florists and artisans, focusing on economic activities in and around the hinterland of the Ganga.

Besides, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Maritime Skill Development Centre for the Northeast in Guwahati. It will help hone the rich talent pool in the region and provide for better employment opportunities in the burgeoning logistics industry.

In addition, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for a ship repair facility and an elevated road at Pandu Terminal in Guwahati.

The facility at Pandu Terminal will save a lot of valuable time, as it takes more than a month for a ship to be transported to the Kolkata repair facility and back. Moreover, it will result in huge savings in terms of money as the transportation cost of the ship will be saved. The dedicated road connecting the Pandu Terminal to NH-27 will enable 24-hour connectivity, the release added.

 

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