Kolkata Port Trust to resolve Salukhali port land issue

Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) expects to resolve next week the issue of land acquisition for a Rs.600-crore port at Salukhali in East Midnapore district, a top port official said Wednesday.

‘We are talking with the state government and hope to resolve the issue next week,’ KoPT chairman M.L. Meena said here during an interactive session organised by the Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce.

‘We will get 160-170 acres, which is sufficient as of now and another 300-400 acres will be taken through reclamation of land method,’ he said.

The port would come up in the public-private-partnership mode and three bulk cargo jetties would be built initially, he said. It would have a natural draught of nine metres.

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