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Plastic-polymer park likely for Mangaluru

Our Bureau Mangaluru | Updated on January 24, 2018

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar has said that the Centre is ready to set up a plastic and polymer park in Mangaluru if the State government provided land for it.

Speaking at a programme here on Thursday evening, he said that the proposed park would need 150 acres of land and an investment of ₹1,000 crore. The park could provide employment to around 20,000 people.

He urged Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to allocate land for the proposed park in Mangaluru. If the State government allocates the land, work on the project will begin immediately, he said.

Though the Centre is ready to set up a fertiliser manufacturing unit in northern Karnataka, the State government has not yet allotted land for it, he said.

Kumar visited the Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizer (MCF) Ltd plant earlier in the day. He urged the Chief Minister to speak to his Kerala counterpart for right of way to lay gas pipeline from Kochi to Mangaluru. MCF can use gas as a feedstock if a gas pipeline is provided to Mangaluru, he said.

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Published on June 18, 2015
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