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International port to come up at Tadadi

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KSBIDC to develop it in association with private companies


It will increase job opportunities in the region: Diwakar

‘Construction of the port will not affect fishermen'


Karwar: The State Government will develop an international port at Tadadi in Kumta taluk in Uttara Kannada district with the cooperation of the private partners. The work in this direction is in progress, according to Diwakar, president of the Karnataka State Basic Infrastructure Development Corporation (KSBIDC).

Mr. Diwakar who visited the Tadadi port on Friday said Tadadi is one of the oldest natural ports in Karnataka and development of this port would lead to the economic prosperity in this region.

Funds allocated

To speed up the construction of the port a company ‘Tadadi Port Limited” would be set up, he said.

Tadadi port would be developed as a multi motive port and would be used to develop fishing activities, industrial activities and utilisation of local resources.

Job opportunities

It would increase the job opportunities in the region, Mr. Diwakar said. The development in the Uttara Kannada district will begin with the construction of Tadadi port.

The State government had already spent Rs. 3,000 crore for this purpose, he said.

Foreign companies

He said the KSBIDC would develop the port in association with two foreign based private companies.

The port was expected to export different commodities amounting to 34.251 million tons a year.

About 1,419 acres of land was already reserved for the port development, he said.

Decentralise work

The Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) department has been asked to give its opinion about the port.

The Tadadi port would become an international port within a span of 12 to 15 years, Mr. Diwakar said. KSBIDC believes the developmental works should be decentralised.

So the Chief Minster had constituted the development authorities for the Coastal Karnataka, Malenadu and North Karnataka. The development in State development in the State limited to Bangalore city.

Fishermen

Assuring that the construction of the port will not affect the fishermen in the area. There would not be any problem for the fishing activities, he said.

Local people would be taken into confidence before construction work begins, he said.

Arun Nadakarni, BJP president and Suraj Naik Soni President of BJP Yuva morcha were present.

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