Union minister of state visits NMPT; reviews port's performance

01:31 AM Apr 05, 2020 | PTI |

Mangaluru: Union Minister of State for Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilisers Mansukh L Mandaviya visited New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) on Friday, August 16 to review the performance of the Port.


He was accompanied by MP Nalin Kumar Kateel during the visit.

NMPT Chairman A.V Ramana briefed Mandaviya on the infrastructure Projects and other proposals for enhancing the productivity of the port and sustaining its status as numero uno position of being cleanest port in the country.

The union minister interacted with the key members of the major captive users of the port, namely the MRPL, KIOCL, MCF, IOCl, UPCL and Chettinad Mangalore Coal Private Ltd.

Later interacting with members of the stevedoring agents, freight forwarders as well as the key associated government bodies such as Customs, Immigration Departments, the Minster urged for smooth transactions to promote ease of doing business by further streamlining procedures.


He also assured them of all assistance to boost the growth of business through the port. The Minister was particularly appreciative of the CSR activities of the Port towards uplifting the standards of hygiene in schools and also towards water table rejuvenation schemes, especially since they benefit the society directly and are also the key project of the Union Government.

He also lauded the support rendered by the port in supporting the distressed fishermen during the monsoon season, under district administration’s guidance.

Later he offered prayers at Udupi’s Sreekrishna temple wheafter he interacted with the Gujarati community of Mangalore.


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