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Andhra Pradesh proposes 3437-acre, Rs10,000-crore port at Ramayapatnam 

December 26, 2019: The government of Andhra Pradesh along with RITES Ltd has approached the Ministry of Environment to develop a new 3437-acre non-major state port with a capacity of 125,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT) at Ramayapatnam in the district of Prakasam.

The site for the port is situated 575 kilometres south to Vizag port and 250 kilometres north to Chennai port.
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The site for the port is situated 575 kilometres south to Vizag port and 250 kilometres north to Chennai port.

December 26, 2019: The government of Andhra Pradesh along with RITES Ltd has approached the Ministry of Environment to develop a new 3437-acre non-major state port with a capacity of 125,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT) at Ramayapatnam in the district of Prakasam.

The site for the Rs10,000 crore port is situated 575 kilometres south to Vizag port and 250 kilometres north to Chennai port.

According to the earlier reports, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asked his officers to get ready with plans for the building of ports in Ramayapatnam, Machilipatnam, Dugarajapatnam, Nakkapalli, Kalingapatnam and Bhavanapadu.

“The government is proposing to develop a greenfield port at Ramayapatnam along Andhra Coast to meet the ever-increasing cargo demand in the state. The all-weather port with world-class terminal facilities will be developed in an area of 802 acres during the first phase and 3437 acres for the ultimate projected traffic, for the creation of permanent marine facilities mechanized cargo handling, transportation and storage/retrieval to meet the demands of trade and shipping activities,” says the application.

The proposal was submitted by RITES Ltd, the infrastructure company owned by the government of India, as the executing agency for building the port at Ramayapatnam.

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