MAHANADI REVERINE PORT FAST TRACKED

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Bhubaneswar : Mahanadi Reverine Port has been fast tracked with Empowered Committee on Infrastructure under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary  Aditya Prasad Padhi according approval for going ahead with 2 nd phase of the tendering process i.e. floating request for proposal ( RFP). Sri Padhi directed to complete the entire bidding process by August, 2018 and issue letter of award by October, 2018. The committee in its meeting held in secretariat conference hall today also approved the short listed companies selected after 1 st pahse of bidding i.e. request for qualification. Chief Secretary Sri Padhi while giving go-ahead to the project directed the department to ensure road and rail connectivity to the port.  Padhi further directed to plan for development of port based industrial complex near the port. Presenting updates of the project, Principal Secretary Commerce & Transport Sri G. Srinivas said that as per decisions of the Government two stage bidding process was adopted for selecting the concessionaire for
the project. The Request for Qualification (RFQ) was issued and the proposals received were evaluated by a committee involving Finance, PPP and Law dept. under the Chairman ship of Principal Secretary Commerce & Transport. Four major port developing agencies namely Hindustan Ports Private Limited , Adani Ports & SEZ Limited, Essar Port Limited and Navayuga Engineering Company Limited have qualified in the RFQ phase. The documents for next stage bidding have also been prepared. The proposed project has been found technically feasible and financially viable with an expected return of 14.36 per cent. The Port will be developed in two phases. In the first phase, at least two berths of 250 meter each will be set up for handling
18.43 Million Ton cargo per annum; and, in second phase additional four berths of 250 meter each will be set up for handling 27.45 million ton of cargo per annum. Available data show the port will be constructed in Mahakalpada block of Kendrapada district with
an estimated a cost of Rs 2,110 cr. The port will need a total of 300 Ha of land , with first phase requiring 175 Ha of land. The proposed location is adjacent to industrial sites next to National Highway-5/A and on the right bank of river . The port is designed to cater to the needs of mineral transport of Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh . It will be a common user port for various industries and mines in these states. It will handle iron ore and pellets, raw fertilizer, alumina, raw crude oil , finished crude oil, steel & steel products, chromite , mineral sand and bauxite etc.
Development Commissioner  R. Balakrishnan, Additional Chief Secretary Forest & Environment  Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Principal Secretary Finance Sri Tuhin kanta Pandey. Principal Secretary
Commerce & Transport G. Srinivas, Secretary Energy Sri Hemant Kumar Sharma, Principal Secretary Tourism Dr Mona Sharma, Special Secretary Commerce & Transport Sri Manoj Kumar Mishra, Secretary Works Sri Nalini Kanta Pradhan along with senior members of the committee participated in deliberations.