JNPT announced key strategic initiatives on 17th Feb in the presence of esteemed dignitaries Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Shipping, Road transport & Highways, Water resources, River development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Anant Geete, Hon’ble Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public sector enterprises and Padmashri Shri Appasaheb Dharmaadhikari. Shri Ravindra Chavan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Ports, Medical Education IT and Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection, Govt of Maharashtra & Guardian Minister of Raigad District, Shri Shrirang Barne, Member LokSabha, Shri Manohar Bhoir, MLA Uran, Shri Prashant Thakur, MLA-Panvel and President CIDCO and host of many other key officials from the State were also present at the event.
These initiatives are part of the inclusive growth and expansion plans aimed towards driving the next phase of transformation of the Port and to accelerate the overall growth of the maritime sector, in the country.
The new projects include, increasing the draft of JN Port-Mumbai Harbour channel which will enable the port to handle large container vessel fleets of 12,500 TEUs. Other projects were foundation laying ceremony of development of Free Trade Warehouse at JNPT-SEZ which will accentuate JNPT SEZ as a preferred investment destination and the unveiling of Shiv Smarak which is a recreational facility being developed within 111 ha land under 12.5% PAP scheme, with the focus to promote art and cultural heritage and support in community building which will benefit the society at large. These projects once implemented will elevate the stature of JNPT among the leading global ports and also expand the country’s business capabilities in the maritime sector, making it a preferred destination for international trade
Source: Press Release
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