Bhubaneswar: The Government of Odisha pitched Petroleum Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) at Paradip as an ideal destination for companies in the petroleum, chemicals and plastics sectors globally to invest and grow.
The PCPIR is being developed in Paradip to provide a conducive business environment, promoting and attracting exclusive investments in the petroleum, chemicals, petrochemicals and allied sectors.
It is one of the four proposed PCPIRs in India and is located near Paradip Port, one of the largest freight ports in India and the gateway to all the markets in the Indo-Chinese region and eastern Asia.
Speaking at a session on investment opportunities in Paradip PCPIR at the 2nd India-Korea Business Summit 2018, Industries secretary Sanjeev Chopra said, “The PCPIR at Paradip offers multiple strategic advantages such as easy availability of raw material for Chemical and Petrochemical downstream industries, sufficient port capacity to import feedstock, industry-ready labour pool, competitive power tariff, water availability.”
With an investment of INR 13,643 crore and spread over an area of 284 sq. km with 123 sq. km of processing area exclusively for industrial and associated development, PCPIR at Paradipoffers fully developed ecosystem comprising of fertilizer units, manufacturing units and large availability of feedstock. India’s biggest state-owned oil and gas corporation, Indian Oil Corporation Limited is the anchor tenant with 15 MMTPA refinery under operation while other major companies present in the region are IFFCO, Paradeep Phosphates, Skol Breweries and Essar to name a few.