Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port to Be Modified

  • The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways has approved a project worth over Rs. 800 crore to transform Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port. 
  • The project will be executed on a Design, Build, Finance, Operate, and Transfer (DBFOT) basis through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode. 
  • The estimated project cost stands at Rs. 809.18 crore. 
  • The project will establish an efficient, efficient, and environmentally sustainable integrated cargo handling system, boosting the port’s operational efficiency. 
  • Additional berthing and cargo handling facilities will cater to both import and export activities, enhancing the port’s capacity and versatility. 
  • The project is part of the Sagarmala Programme in West Bengal, overseeing 62 projects valued at Rs. 16,300 Crore. 
  • Other achievements include road connectivity improvement and track upgrading at the EJC yard of Kolkata Port. 
  • The Maritime Amrit Kaal Vision 2047 initiative aims to develop world-class next-generation ports, including deep drafts, transshipment hubs, and increased private sector participation. 
  • The plan also includes the development of industrial clusters along the ports and the development of three islands for bunkering hubs and ship repair.
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