Logistics

KSEZ port coming up at East Godavari dt

Ch. R. S Sarma Visakhapatnam | Updated on January 15, 2018

Another port is coming up near the Kakinada port in East Godavari district in the Thondangi mandal. The AP Pollution Control Board has issued a notification to conduct the public hearing on December 30 for the port.

At present, there are two ports in Kakinada - the old anchorage port which mainly handles agricultural cargoes, especially rice exports, and the new deep water port.

The proposed new port by Kakinada SEZ Ltd will be located in the Kona village of Thondangi mandal in the district and it requires roughly 1,800-1,900 acres of land. It is estimated that the project cost may be around Rs 2,041 crore. An all-weather, deep water port will be built and in the phase I. It will be able to handle 16 million tonnes of cargo per annum. Dry bulk cargo and multi-purpose cargo will be handled at the port. It will cater mainly to the needs of the units coming up in the Kakinada special economic zone (KSEZ).

The public hearing will be conducted from 11 a.m on Dec. 30 at the project site - near Lakshmunudu peta of K. Perumallapuram village of Thondangi mandal in the district.

sarma.rs@thehindu.co.in

Published on November 28, 2016

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