BY Priti Naik
The Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal emphasized the importance of PM Gati Shakti for the removal of all bottlenecks and the timely completion of projects. This will aim at linking all the organizations like Road, Railways among others.
While inaugurating the Mobile Container Scanner facility and Sagarmala convention hall at Visakhapatnam Port, Sonowal said that in today’s competitive world the best out of the best will succeed. Shri Sonowal highlighted the initiatives taken by the Prime Minister on Sagarmala Projects. He said, most proposals submitted by Andhra Pradesh were sanctioned and Government is always ready to render any assistance for the development of the State.
Union Minister Sonowal inaugurated projects with an investment of Rs. 55 Crore. He Inaugurated the Mobile Container Scanner set up by the Port to scan the containers for radioactive materials at an estimated cost of Rs.30 Crore and Sagarmala Convention Hall at Salagramapuram at an estimated cost of Rs.25 Crore for the welfare of the employees of the Port in the presence of Sri K. Rama Mohana Rao, Chairman, VPT and Sri Durgesh Dubey, Deputy Chairman.
The Minister visited Port through launch drive accompanied by the Chairman and Senior officials of the Port. During the launch trip, various initiatives taken by Port were discussed. Shri Sonowal also planted a tree as a part of encouraging green initiatives. During this financial year, VPT has spent a number of Rs. 4 Crore for 4.5 lakhs of avenue plantation, apart from various other green initiatives.