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Minister asks authorities to complete desilting soon

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

Welfare and Port Minister M Kandasamy today asked the Port Department here to ensure that the dredging of the estuary off the coast in Thengaithittu was completed soon so that the development of the port into a satellite port could take place expeditiously.

After visiting the port, Kandasamy told reporters that and the Port (CPT) had inked a MoU in on March 15 to develop the port here into a satellite port of the CPT to gear up export and import of cargo.

An official of the port department told PTI that dredging by the of was being done at a cost of Rs 14.5crores.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 13:02 IST