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Ports key focus of Sagarmala programme

 

All-round port development is the key focus area of the Union government’s ambitious Sagarmala programme.

 

Projects have been identified in the areas of port modernisation and new port development, port connectivity enhancement, port-linked industrialisation and coastal community development as part of the programme, highlighted a communiqué.

 

Beside, 14 Coastal Economic Zones have been identified across all maritime states and their perspective plans prepared. Also, 29 potential port-linked industrial clusters have been identified across sectors like energy, materials, discrete manufacturing, etc.

 

Draft Master Plans have been prepared for the maritime clusters proposed in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. And Smart Port Industrial Cities are proposed to be developed in Kandla and Paradip, among others, the communiqué pointed out.

 

Source: Exim News Service - New Delhi, Jan. 10

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