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Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates Kandla Port’s Smart Industrial Port City stall at Vibrant Gujarat 2017 exhibition


Mr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, and Chemicals and Fertilisers, inaugurated the stall of Kandla Port’s Smart Industrial Port City (SIPC) at Stall No. 6, Vibrant Gujarat Investors’ Summit 2017 exhibition, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.


Mr Ravi Parmar, IAS, Chairman of Kandla Port Trust (KPT), gave a presentation on the project and apprised the Minister about its development. He highlighted various components of the project, the investments thereof, and direct and indirect generation of employment opportunities. The Minister appreciated the efforts taken by the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and the KPT team, and congratulated them, informed a release.


Proposed to be one of India’s first Smart Industrial Port Cities, SIPC Kandla envisions becoming a gold standard for smart port cities in India. SIPC Kandla is spread over 1,430 acres and is located in close proximity to Kandla Port. It is committed to help industries and the local economy grow by providing better infrastructure facilities along with a supportive environment to thrive in. It also aims for seamless integration of development with current and future city plans, which will drive the government’s agenda to promote coastal and port-based economic zones, says a profile.


Kandla Port is the first Major Port to handle 100 million tonnes of cargo throughput.


Mr Ravi Parmar, Mr Alok Singh, IRS, Deputy Chairman, Mr Mavjibhai Sorathia and Mr Mohan Aswani, Trustees, and other senior Port officials were present on the occasion, the release said.


Source: Exim News Service - Gandhinagar, Jan. 11


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