The Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, announced that the Indian government has undertaken 802 Sagarmala projects across the country, with a total cost of ₹5.60 lakh crore. Andhra Pradesh alone accounts for 113 projects worth about ₹1.23 lakh crore, and 36 projects worth ₹32.210 crore have already been completed. Sonowal visited Visakhapatnam to inaugurate four major projects at the Visakhapatnam Port Authority (VPA), including the international cruise terminal. The terminal is part of the Visakha Port Modernisation project and will boost maritime tourism, connecting the city to Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kandla, and Goa. Sonowal also emphasized efforts to make Visakhapatnam a pollution-free city and expand cargo facilities at VPA with advanced technologies.
The Union government has taken on numerous Sagarmala projects across India, with Andhra Pradesh being a significant contributor, having 113 projects worth ₹1.23 lakh crore. Out of the 802 projects, 36 have already been completed, amounting to ₹32.210 crore. Sarbananda Sonowal, the Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, visited Visakhapatnam to inaugurate four major projects at the Visakhapatnam Port Authority, including the international cruise terminal. The terminal, part of the Visakha Port Modernisation project, will enhance maritime tourism and connect Visakhapatnam to several major cities. Sonowal also highlighted the government’s focus on making Visakhapatnam a pollution-free city and expanding cargo facilities with state-of-the-art technologies.
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