Shipping Ministry approves Revised cost estimates to Augment Ship Repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Shipping Ministry approves Revised cost estimates to Augment Ship Repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Shipping Ministry approves Revised cost estimates to Augment Ship Repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

  • The government gave nod to a revised estimate of Rs 124 crore to augment ship repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
  • Due to increased ship movements, the ship repair facilities at Port Blair are being augmented by the shipping ministry and the existing dock length will be extended by 90 meters under ‘Make In India’ initiative.
  • For this, the ministry has approved a revised cost estimate of Rs 123.95 crore, a statement by the shipping ministry said.
  • “The project…was sanctioned by Ministry of Shipping under Central Sector Scheme to the tune of Rs 96.24 crore, with stipulated date of completion of 42 months, during February 2016,” the statement said.
  • The scope of work includes extending the length of the existing dock by 90 meters to accommodate more and bigger vessels.
  • Besides doubling the existing capacity of ship repair facilities, the project aims at generating employment opportunities and enhance the income of islanders.
  • The preliminary work on the project commenced on March 7, 2017. Due to some technical changes in the project, there was cost and time overrun, the statement said.
  • “Ministry of Shipping has now approved the Revised Cost Estimate for an amount of Rs 123.95 crore. The extension facility of the dry dock will be made available to the shipping industry by August 2021,”

About Ministry of Shipping-

The Ministry of Shipping, a branch of the Government of India, is the apex body for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to shipping, headed by Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya. Maritime transport is a critical infrastructure for the social and economic development of a country.

  • Founded-2018
  • Headquarters – New Delhi
  • Minister of State (MoS)- Mansukh Mandaviya
  • Secretary– Dr. Sanjeev Ranjan

About Andaman and Nicobar Island-

The Andaman Islands are an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. These roughly 300 islands are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. Coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkeling sites. Indigenous Andaman Islanders inhabit the more remote islands, many of which are off limits to visitors.

  • Capital– Port Blair
  • Lieutenant Governor– Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi

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