New Delhi: Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways on Thursday visited the site of the proposed International Container Transhipment Port (ICTP), at Galathea Bay, Great Nicobar Island. Sonowal reviewed the progress of the project with the senior officials. The proposed International Container Transhipment Port (ICTP) project has reached significant milestones, solidifying its position as a transformative initiative with a total estimated cost of about Rs 44,000 Crores.
The project is strategically important for the country and crucial for the economic and infrastructural development of the entire region, has garnered key approvals and support from government bodies.
“This project will be a major landmark in developing India to become a self-assured and self-reliant Nation and will support the economic development of the country", Sonowal said speaking to the reporters after review. "The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is continuously striving to fulfill the grand vision of making a New India as envisaged by our visionary Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji,” he added.
The Union Minister also visited the Indira Point, the southernmost point of India's territory at Great Nicobar Island of Andaman and Nicobar Islands to explore its tourism potential. After the visit, he has directed the concerned officials to explore the possibility of developing the Indira Point area as a tourism destination and develop required tourism amenities and facilities for the same.
During this visit, Sonowal also reviewed the Campbell Bay Port project progress. This project is being constructed with a cost of about Rs.17 crores.