Under the Maritime Vision 2030, Paradip would become a mega port and for this, employees and stakeholders like exporters and importers should play a crucial role, the Union Minister of Ports, Ports, navigation and waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal.
Paradip is set to become one of the major industrial hubs in Asia with big projects of around Rs 10,000 crore. With the merging of the inland waterways of the Mahanadi with the coastal waters of the Bay of Bengal via the port of Paradip, huge potential for development has been created, he added.
Sonowal has launched the ‘Vidya Ashribad Scheme’ for local school students belonging to the marginalized section of society who are provided with study kits including schoolbags, shoes and other paraphernalia. The minister also launched the “Baristha Kalyan Yojana” in which inmates of the Maa Santoshi nursing home received utility kits.
PPA Chairman, PL Haranadh, in his welcome speech, outlined the prospects of various projects such as the Second Exit Road Flyover (Gati-Shakti Project), Wastewater Treatment Plant, Establishment of Aayush Garden, Paradip College Boy’s Hostel and Container Scanner which was opened by the Minister.