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Work on Machilipatnam port begins

Press Trust of India  |  Machiliaptnam (AP) 

Construction work on the deep-sea port began Thursday with Andhra Pradesh Chief N Chandrababu performing the ground breaking ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, said the port coming up near Manginapudi in district in an area of 4,800 acres would be ready for operations within two years and lead to all-round development of

Noting that the company created a world record for for the most concrete continuously poured in 24 hours and the largest continuous concrete pour for the Polavaram irrigation project, he expressed confidence that the work on the port would also be completed in record time.

"A deep sea port at is the dream of the people of this region and at last it is coming true, after crossing many hurdles and this is a historic occasion," he added.

The chief said the port would also benefit Telangana, and

It was estimated that the port would lead to 80,000 direct and indirect employment, he added.

for Law and Youth and Sports K Ravindra, M Budda Prasad were among those present.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 22:35 IST