Panaji: 23 September , 2016…Towards Strengthening Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and economy of Goa yesterday concessions of agreement for the Project of Redevelopment of Berths 8, 9, and Barge Berth between Mormugao Port Trust and Goa Seaport private Limited were Signed in the Presence of Union Minister of Shiping, Highways And Road Transport Shri. Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minster, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar , similarly Project of 200 KV solar installation at MPT was inaugurated by the Union Minister during the programme held at a Hotel in Miramar.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari expressed confidence that both these projects will boost Economical growth of State. We are a fast growing economy in the world, and therefore our ports needs to developed. To reduce the cost of transport or logistic in economical sector, it very important to develop infrastructure for ports, he said. Union Minister further informed about Sagarmala project which will bring investment in the tune of around 12 lacs crores towards waterways, Ports and coastal areas development, through which Goa state is going to be benefited directly in many aspects. Union Minister while expressing serious concerns on rising road Accidents informed that his ministry has allocated Rs. 11 thousands crore to do away with Accident prone zones. Till now 786 lacs accident prone zones have been identified in the country, he told. And also asked the Goa govt to find out Such accident prone zones, which can be repaired with central funds.
Chief Minister Shri. Laxmikant Parsekar lauded various initiaves and Schemes instituted by Union Minister Shri Gadkari for State Goa. Union Minister Shri Gadkari always remained on forefront to approve various Scheme and projects for Goa. There were many infrastructural projects in sector of Road Transport and mobility awaited for long time, which could get started only after Shri Gadkari took charged as a Union Minister.
Concession of Agreement were signed by Shri. I.J.kumar, Chairman of MPT and Shri. Ashok Kumar Director of Goa Seaport Private limited. On this occasion Shri. Milind Naik Power Minister. Shri. R.K. Srivastava chief secretary of Goa were present.