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Govt set to invite EoIs for Rs 41k-cr Great Nicobar Port on Saturday

Ambitious Rs 41k-cr transhipment terminal plan mired by environmental concerns

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Several shipping majors are expected to show interest in the project given its geographical advantage

Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
The Centre on Saturday will invite expressions of interest (EoI) for the development of an international container transhipment port at Galathea Bay of Great Nicobar in the Bay of Bengal, the ministry of ports, shipping and waterways said on Friday.

The project, which is being complemented by an airport, a power plant, and a township is estimated to cost Rs 72,000 crore. The port’s cost has been set at Rs 41,000 crore by the Centre and will be undertaken on a public-private partnership (PPP) mode.

Close to 850,000 trees may have to be felled for the project.

Despite the numerous

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First Published: Jan 27 2023 | 9:10 PM IST

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