Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone for as amany as six projects of Kandla Port Trust in Gujarat’s Kutch worth around Rs 993 crore. He handed over Letters of Award for Construction of Interchange-cum-ROB at Kutch Salt Junction; Deployment of two Mobile Harbour Cranes; and Mechanization for handling of fertilisers at Kandla Port.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that if India wants to make a place for itself in global trade, it should have the best of arrangements in the port sector. The combination of infrastructure and efficiency is vital for the port sector to thrive, he said, adding that the Kandla Port has emerged as one of the finest in Asia. He also exuded confidence that with new projects initiation, Kandla Port would soon become a major mark on global port map.