1145cr Project at Mormugao Port Approved

IAS Prelims 2023

The Centre gave nod to a Rs. 1,145-crore project at Mormugao Port, Goa, for redevelopment of berths on public private partnership (PPP) mode. Mormugao is one of the 12 major ports in India.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for ‘Redevelopment of Berths 8, 9 and Barge Berths at the Port of Mormugao, Goa on PPP mode at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,145.36 crore.

The project will be completed within 36 months from the date of award of concession.

The project envisages reconstruction of 3 old berths and replacement of 38 year old equipment by creating facilities for handling a variety of cargo like iron ore, bauxite, gypsum, limestone, fertilisers, steel coils and other general cargo at Mormugao Port catering to ships up to 1,85,000 DWT.

The project includes construction of berths, buildings, railway lines, dredging and reclamation and installation of equipment.