Odisha: Adani Ports inaugurates Dhamra Port 2nd phase expansion

Odisha: Adani Ports inaugurates Dhamra Port 2nd phase expansion

NEW DELHI: Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd, (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer, has inaugurated the phase II expansion of Dhamra Port in Odisha.nnThe expansion will help the company achieve its vision 2020 of 200 MMT, well ahead of time and we now aim to touch 500 MMT by the year 2025, APSEZ CEO Karan Adani said.nnThe inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Nrusingha Charan Sahoo, Minister, Commerce and Transport, Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group, and other dignitaries, APSEZ said in a statement.nnPatnaik said, “The Dhamra Port is a model of modern maritime trade in Odisha and a successful example of the PPP model. The industrial park being set up by Adani will unleash large scale industrialisation in the area and create employment opportunities”.nnThe expansion of Pahse II will not only make Dhamra India’s largest port but will also serve as country’s major gateway for trade with Southeast Asian nations, Gautam Adani said.nnThe company has deployed more than 3,000 manpower with around 88 per cent locals employed for the phase II expansion, the statement said.nnThe port is located at 215 kms from Bhubaneswar and is situated between Haldia in West Bengal and Paradip in Odisha. The port serves as a gateway to Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and the entire geopolitical region, including the ASEAN region.nnAPSEZ is the country’s largest port company with footprints across the Indian coastline with presence across ten locations.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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