After scrapping its plans to build a satellite port at Betul, Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) has now turned to Vijaydurg in Maharashtra, where it plans to construct a greenfield port to cater to container, crude oil, fertilizer, and limestone cargo. The Vijaydurg port will be developed in collaboration with Mumbai Port and Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) on the western bank of the Vagotan river, around 200 km from Vasco.
MPT sources told TOI that Tata Consulting Engineers has been picked to prepare the techno-economic feasibility report.
Efforts are now on to get the environment impact assessment done, so that the required environmental clearances can be obtained for the port.
Mormugao Port, Mumbai Port and JN Port along, with Maharashtra Maritime Board, intend to develop the Vijaydurg Port jointly as a satellite port at Girye bay in Sindhudurg district,” a senior port official said.
The curbs on coal imports and iron ore exports have led to revenue sources drying up for MPT, and the state-run port is looking at new revenue streams.
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