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Odisha CM Lays Foundation For Rs 5000 Cr Worth Subarnarekha Port In Balasore

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13 February 2019

Pramod Kumar Das

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Balasore: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today laid foundation stone for the significant Subarnarekha Port in the district here. He also inaugurated as well as laid foundation stones for a slew of other developmental projects.

While the promising port will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 5,000 crore in joint collaboration between the State Government and TATA STEEL, it will have 12 berths with a cargo-handling capacity of 25-55 million metric tonne (MMT). The port will also generate employment opportunities for 12,000 youths, official sources said.

During his day-long visit to this coastal district of the northernmost part of the State and eastern India, the Odisha Chief Minister also inaugurated and laid foundations for 33 developmental projects cost over Rs 151 crore at Talasari, Chandaneswar under Bhogarai assembly segment in the district here.

He also inaugurated the Talsari Beach Festival and addressed the gathering.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated Rs 311 crore worth 33 developmental projects in the afternoon.

Prominent among the developmental projects are Rs 50 crore worth Chandipur fishing port at Balaramgadi that would benefit 35,000 fishermen families, proposed Balasore ring road and Rs 36.63 crore worth proposed IDCO Tower.

In addition, the Chief Minister also laid foundation stones for 39 other developmental projects to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 691 crore.

Later on, he graced and addressed the zonal conclave of Biju Yuva Vahini (BYV) of State Youth Welfare Board. BYV volunteers from Balasore, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Bhadrak districts participated in the conclave.

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha