West Bengal plans to set up Port near Tajpur

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 15-03-2017        Tweet

KOLKATA: A land for setting up a port near Tajpur in West Midnapore has been identified said the West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra.

The proposed site has a draft of 12 metre plus with tidal support of 3.9 channel length of 18 km which can harbour ships having capacity of 1 lakh Dead Weight Tonnage (DWT). Mitra also said that State Government has already drafted a maritime policy which is going to be finalised soon. He also said that the State Government has given land of around 2,650 acre land for setting up industrial corridor which has already got approval from the Central Government.