MPT SIGNS MOU FOR BERTH REDEVELOPMENT IN THE PRESENCE OF UNION MINISTER

 Panaji: 23 September , 2016…Towards  Strengthening  Mormugao Port Trust  (MPT) and economy of Goa yesterday concessions of agreement for the Project of Redevelopment of Berths 8, 9, and  Barge Berth between Mormugao  Port Trust and Goa Seaport private Limited were Signed in the Presence of Union Minister of Shiping, Highways And Road Transport Shri. Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minster, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar , similarly Project of 200 KV solar installation at MPT was inaugurated by the Union Minister during the programme held at a Hotel in Miramar.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari  expressed confidence that both these projects will boost Economical growth of State.  We are a fast growing economy in the world, and therefore our ports needs to developed. To reduce the cost of transport or logistic in economical sector, it very important to develop infrastructure for ports, he said. Union Minister further informed about Sagarmala project which will bring  investment in the tune of around 12 lacs crores towards waterways, Ports and coastal areas development, through which Goa state is going to be benefited directly in many aspects.  Union Minister while expressing  serious  concerns on rising road Accidents informed that his ministry has allocated Rs. 11 thousands crore  to do away with Accident prone zones. Till now 786 lacs accident prone zones have been identified in the country, he told. And also asked the Goa govt to find out Such accident prone zones, which can be repaired with central funds.

Chief Minister Shri. Laxmikant  Parsekar lauded various initiaves  and Schemes instituted  by Union Minister Shri Gadkari for State Goa. Union Minister Shri Gadkari always remained on forefront to approve various Scheme and projects for Goa. There were many infrastructural projects  in sector of Road Transport and mobility awaited for long time, which could get started only after Shri Gadkari took charged as a Union Minister.

Concession of Agreement were signed by  Shri. I.J.kumar, Chairman of MPT and Shri. Ashok Kumar Director of Goa Seaport Private limited. On this occasion Shri. Milind Naik Power Minister. Shri. R.K. Srivastava chief secretary of Goa were present.

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