Sonowal Flag Off Projects Worth Rs 270 Cr At Gujarat’s Deendayal Port

Union Minister for Shipping, Ports and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal launched a project worth Rs 270 crore at the Deendayal Port in Kandla, Gujarat. The minister was present at the inauguration of Oil Jetty no. 7, worth Rs 73.92 crore, at the Deendayal Port in Kandla. Along with him, Minister of State Shantanu Thakur and Shripad Naik and other senior government officials were also present.

The ministry informed through an official statement that the jetty will enhance the liquid handling capacity by 2.00 MMTPA, fulfil future requirements and will reduce the turnaround time of the vessels. This T-shaped jetty is 110 m long and 12.40 m wide and can handle large vessels up to 65,000 DWT and 14 m depth. 

The project has led to indirect employment of around 1,000-plus and direct employment of about 250-plus peopple during the construction phase.

The three projects that were inaugurated are namely the Development of the backup area of oil jetty 8 to 11 worth Rs 98.41 crore, the construction of a dome-shaped storage shed in a cargo jetty worth Rs 39.66 crore and the development of a four-lane road from LC236B to CJ- 16 worth Rs 67 crore.

The minister said that these projects will help to expand port infrastructure and also qualify the logistic performance that would benefit the overall economic growth of the entire hinterland. 

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