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Andhra Pradesh to encourage inland waterways, multimodality to cut logistic cost

November 28, 2020: The state government of Andhra Pradesh is encouraging the use of inland waterways and establishment of multi-modal logistics parks in Anantapur and Kadapa districts to reduce logistics costs

In an attempt to enhance the connectivity with the industrial clusters in the state, the establishment of coastal shipping berths across the sea coast was being planned
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In an attempt to enhance the connectivity with the industrial clusters in the state, the establishment of coastal shipping berths across the sea coast was being planned

November 28, 2020: The state government of Andhra Pradesh is encouraging the use of inland waterways and establishment of multi-modal logistics parks in Anantapur and Kadapa districts to reduce logistics costs, according to the special chief secretary for industries and commerce, infrastructure and investment R. Karikal Valaven.

"Speaking at a conference on ‘Economic Prosperity through Logistics’, organised in virtual mode by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Valaven pointed out that the state was endowed with good road and rail network and there was a need to focus on inland waterways to reduce logistics cost," reports The Hindu.

Stating that the export sector is one of the priority areas of the government, he said that an export promotion policy was on the cards.

He said that in an attempt to enhance the connectivity with the industrial clusters in the state, the establishment of coastal shipping berths across the sea coast was being planned.

It will also leverage the advantage of a long coastline, he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) chairman K. Rama Mohan Rao highlighted various initiatives of the government such as Make in India, Atma Nirbhar Bharat and Sagar Mala project, to drive growth in the logistics sector.

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