APSEZ-owned Dhamra Port mulls to develop industrial park over 2,000 acres

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 05-03-2018        Tweet

Dhamra is identified as one of the three key manufacturing hubs by the Odisha State Industries Department, aside from Kalinganagar and Paradip

BHUBANESWAR: Dhamra Port Company Ltd (DPCL), a fully owned subsidiary of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), has asked for 2,000 acres from the Odisha Government to develop an industrial park. DPCL has volunteered to be the anchor tenant for the industrial park.

“They (DPCL authorities) have asked for land within 20-25 km radius of the port site. The park would help attract investments in port-based, agro-based and food processing industries,” said a source close to the development. It might be noted that the Odisha Government had earlier announced its plan to develop a Special Investment Region (SIR) around Dhamra over 7,500 acres. But, acquiring such a large patch of contiguous land was not feasible. The cost of developing infrastructure for the proposed zone was pegged at Rs 31 billion. Of this, the Centre is set to contribute Rs 18.44 billion, and the remaining Rs 12.56 billion will be borne by the State Government.

Dhamra is identified as one of the three key manufacturing hubs by the State Industries Department, aside from Kalinganagar and Paradip. Separately, DPCL is pursuing its next phase of expansion. The massive expansion plan would see the port capacity going up to a staggering 300 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), making it the largest port in the Country.