Port Wings News Network:
Republic Day was celebrated by Paradip Port Trust Authority with a great passion. Mr Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT unfurled the National Flag and took salute from 38 platoons consisting of CISF Jawans, students of Paradip College, Orissa Maritime Academy and different schools of Paradip Township.
PORT IS POISED TO REACH 100 MMT MARK
Addressing on the occasion, Chairman, PPT informed that the Port is poised to reach 100 MMT mark in terms of cargo handling and thus by will join an “Exclusive Club” of Ports that have handled 100 MMTs namely Kandla and Mundra.
It is also amongst the top three terminals in the country in terms of rakes handled per day. As envisioned by Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and under the guidance of Mr Nitin Gadkari, Union Shipping Minister, under the ambitious Sagarmala Programme, the Port is augmenting its capacity.
The Cargo Handling Capacity of it has been increased to 277 MMT per annum, which is the highest among all Major Ports. Four projects namely mechanisation of EQ-1, 2 & 3, construction of a new Deep Draught Iron Ore Berth, construction of new Clean Cargo Berth and Container Berth are in various stages of progress.
The Clean Cargo Berth is slated for commissioning this year, which will boost not only the economy of Odisha, but also nearby states. A new Multi-modal Logistics Park spreading over 100 Acres of land will be set up, for which the work has been awarded to CONCOR and commencement of will happen this year. Paradip Port will emerge as one of the premier industrial hubs of the country and the Smart Industrial Port City will also fit into this vision.
Under CSR activities, the Port is sponsoring 120 students each year for training through CIPET Bhubaneswar for gainful employment after training. Free cataract operations have been conducted on 163 BPL persons at PPT Hospital till date in the current fiscal and post operation treatment has also been extended to them free of cost. The Port is committed to treat 200 such persons in each fiscal. Under Janani Surakshya Yojana, incentives have been extended to 43 beneficiaries. He called upon everybody to avail the opportunity under the nationwide Measeles-Rebella(MR) vaccination campaign, for the children in the age group of 09 months to 15 years.
Mr Roy unveiled “Paradip Port News” – the quarterly House Journal of PPT and “Deepa Jyoti”, the quarterly magazine of Paradip Sakshyarata Samity (PSS). Patriotic chorus by Lady members of PSS, Fire fighting demonstration by CISF Fire Wing, Martial Arts & Gymnastics by Orissa Maritime Academy Students were the major attractions on the occasion. Thereafter, Shri Roy awarded prizes to the students who have won in debate, essay, quiz, patriotic song competitions and also felicitated to the officers and employees of the Traffic, Medical, IOHP and MCHP Deptts. and Worshop Division of E&M Deptt. for their exemplary works.
Thereafter, a Poet’s Meet was organised at Officer’s Club followed by an exhibition Women’s Volley Ball match in the afternoon at Gopabandhu Stadium and in the evening, the Inter School Patriotic Dance competitions were held among school children at Jaydev Sadan.