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telegraphindia.com 06 Sep, 2021 01:45 am

IWAI to set up northeast’s first ship repair facility in Assam

IWAI to set up northeast’s first ship repair facility in Assam
The initiatives are part of a vision to improve the waterways for economic development and prosperity of the region

IWAI to set up northeast’s first ship repair facility in Assam The initiatives are part of a vision to improve the waterways for economic development and prosperity of the region Representational Image File picture | Guwahati | Published 06.21, 12:10 AM The Inland Waterways Authority of India recently signed two MoUs to set up the northeast’s first ship repair facility at Pandu here and another for the smooth transport of large cargo vessels in Assam.Advertisement The MoU for the Rs 75 crore ship repair facility was signed between the IWAI and the Cochin Shipyard Limited at Pandu Port on August 26 evening.Given the expected rise in vessels transporting cargo from the region, there will be an increasing demand for ship repair and maintenance.

The IWAI under the ministry of ports, shipping and waterways had earlier in the day signed an MoU with the Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in Golaghat district to facilitate cargo movement.Waterway transport, trade and tourism will get a boost,” Sarbananda Sonowal, Union minister for ports, shipping and waterways and AYUSH, said at Pandu.

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