Start of construction for ship repair plant in Guwahati from May: Sonowal

Union Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday that construction of the Pandu ship repair facility in Guwahati will begin from May 2022, adding that the government intends to complete the project by 2024.

The Department of Ports, Shipping and Waterways said in a statement that Sonowal will be released on April 27, 2021.

“The minister said the technical work is complete as construction of the facility is scheduled to start from May 2022. The project is expected to be completed within two years, that is, by 2024,” the statement said.

The announcement of the new ship repair facility was made on August 26, 2021.

According to the statement, this facility will make a significant contribution to the region’s economic recovery.

The design and implementation of this project will be carried out jointly by IWAI and Cochin Shipyard Ltd. The statement went on to say that technical support will be provided by IIT-Madras.

The minister went on to say that the future progress of the northeast region lies in the development of the waterways.

He said that work on National Waterway 2 (Brahmaputra) as well as National Waterway 6 (Barak) has already started, which will help facilitate freight and passenger traffic, as well as tourist moorings for the region’s economic growth.

In order to achieve a navigable waterway, the two rivers should be dredged at critical points so that sufficient depth is reached for the movement of cargo ships.

(Only the headline and image of this report may have been revised by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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