Balasore:14/2/19:The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone for the Subarnarekha port here and launched a slew of projects during his visit to the district on Wednesday.
The proposed port project will be built with the partnership of TATA Steel at expenses of around Rs 5,000 crore. The port, with an estimated cargo handling capacity of 25-55 million MT per annum, will create 12,000 jobs in Odisha.
Besides, Patnaik inaugurated as many as 33 projects worth Rs 311 crores in the district, while laid the foundation stones 39 projects worth Rs 691 crores.
During the visit, Patnaik laid the foundation stone of the Chandipur port for the fishing. The 50-crore worth port is expected to be beneficial for around 35,000 fisherman families.
Attending the regional convention of the Biju Yuva Vahini, held at Balasore Police Line Ground, Patnaik said that a port will soon come up at Subarnarekha. Projects worth around 700 crores has been inaugurated in the district.” The CM also thanked the members of the Biju Yuva Vahini for the arrangements.
Earlier, in the day Patnaik visited Bhogarai block in the district and inaugurated the Talaseri Mohatsav (Festival).