Shri G.K. Vasan, Minister for Shipping has confirmed that the ministry is proposing to develop Colachel Port in Tamil Nadu. This was informed during the ‘Ports and Maritime Investment and Business Conclave’ held at Chennai on February 04, 2011.
Here is the relevant text of the speech by the Minister.
There has been tremendous growth in non-major ports as well and the Shipping Ministry is proactively facilitating this development. Since this Conclave is taking place in Chennai, I would like to mention that we are proposing to develop Colachel Port which has a deep draft and is strategically located close to the International maritime routes. We will do this in collaboration with the Government of Tamilnadu.
Here is the location of Colachel Port in Google Maps.
Read the full ‘Speech of The Shipping Minister at The Ports and Maritime Investment and Business Conclave’ from Press Information Bureau.
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