|August 2, 2016 at 11:43 am #6742|
The State government on Monday said they have in principle not agreed with the Central government for the development of a satellite port of Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) in Betul. Minister for Ports Administration Dilip Parulekar told the State Assembly that MPT endeavours to develop the satellite port at Betul and it is in the initial stages.
“No Sir,” he minister said responding to a question by Congress MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar on whether the government has agreed in principle with the Central Government to set up of the port. “MPT has proposed to the State government to acquire 107.10 acres of land (of which 73.5 acres under the ownership of Goa State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd) for developing port based facilities at Betul,” Parulekar informed the House.
“Mormugao Port does not possess any land at Betul, but has waterfront/foreshore area since this area falls within port’s notified limits. At present technical studies and detailed project report are under preparation,” he added.Parulekar said his department is not aware of opposition to the project by locals.
Source/Reference: Herald, “Betul satellite port in initial stages: Parulekar“