New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said it would award six shipping projects worth Rs3,319.14 crore, to be developed on the public-private-partnership (PPP) basis, in next 100 days.
According to the 100-day agenda of the shipping ministry releasedon Wednesday, the six projects are expected to add capacity of 31.23 million tonnes and 1.97 million TEUs.
TEUs mean twenty-foot equivalent units.
The proposed projects include plans for development of a deep draught iron ore berth and a coal berth of capacity 10 million tonnes each at a cost of Rs591.35 crore and Rs479.01 crore respectively at the Paradip port.
The third project targets development of eight berths as container terminals of capacity 4.7 lakh TEUs at a cost of Rs312.23 crore at the Tuticorin port in Tamil Nadu. A coal terminal at a cost of Rs252.44 crore to raise capacity to 4.61 million tonnes per annum of the Mormugao port in Goa has also been proposed.
A mechanised iron ore handling facility as a back up requirement to deep draft at the multipurpose berth no. 14 would be developed at Rs277.11 crore at the New Mangalore port in Karnataka.
A container terminal would be developed for Rs 1,407 crore having capacity of 1.5 M TEU at the Ennore port.