Centre plans to build port in Andhra Pradesh

Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that Centre plans to build a port at Vadarevu in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district. 

Addressing a press conference in Visakhapatnam Friday, he said his ministry is writing a letter to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, seeking allotment of 3,000 acres of land for the proposed port at Vadarevu. 

Mr Gadkari said, this will also contribute to port-led industrial development in the region under the Sagarmala project. 

He mooted the idea of forming a special purpose vehicle with the state government to build the new port. Mr Gadkari said Visakhapatnam Port is saturated and a new port is needed for the industrial development in the region.