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Tripatrite Agreement Signed for Transfer of Mobile X-Ray Scanner to Customs Authority


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Under Ease of Doing Business, Paradip Port Authority (PPA) has installed a Mobile X-Ray Container Scanner (MXCS) at a cost of Rs. 29.68 Cr. adjacent to Paradip International Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd. (PICTPL) for the purpose of reducing the need for manual inspection of containers and to help in checking for threats such as explosives, narcotics, weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), contraband and dwell time of containers. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) have given license to the local Customs Commissionerate for regular use of the MXCS under the guidance of AERB trained Radiological Safety Officers (RSOs) of PPA.

To facilitate transfer of Mobile X-Ray Scanner to Customs Authority, a tripartite agreement has been signed on 28.10.2022 between the Paradip Port Authority, Paradip Customs Division and M/s. Smiths Detection (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd. in the Board Room of PPA between Shri Tarun Kumar Panda, IRS, Dy.Commissioner, Customs Division, Paradip, Shri Vikrant Trilokekar,MD, Smith Detection Pvt.Ltd.&  Shri G.Edison, TM, PPA in the presence of Shri P.L.Haranadh, Chairman, Shri A.K.Bose,Deputy Chairman and other Senior Officers of the Port.

Chairman, PPA urged upon all the Port Users to take advantage of the facility for improving the cargo throughput.

More than 1 Lakh Plantation achieved this year as part of greenification.

Paradip Port Authority will continue its Journey to remain in the forefront for realizing the dream of a Clean and Green Paradip. As part of ongoing Special Campaign 2.0 Shri P.L.Haranadh, Chairman, PPA today inaugurated the Township Sewerage Connection to STP near JB/JC Water Tank. Due to the connection of drains of the Port Township with the STP, the wastewater will not flow to the nearby natural streams resulting in fulfilling the dream of Zero Discharge. As Paradip Port is thriving to add greenery year after year, 1,07,000 plantations of saplings was achieved till date in the current year. To mark the occasion, Shri Haranadh participated in a large-scale plantation program conducted by Engineering Deptt. near Iron ore conveyors at Gate No. 1. Shri A.K.Bose, Dy. Chairman, PPA, HoDs and other Sr. Officials also participated enthusiastically.

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