Gandhinagar: Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbanand Sonowal reviewed the progress of the National Maritime Heritage Complex project being constructed at Lothal in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. In this meeting Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizer Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Hon’ble Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Tourism Shripad Yeso Naik and Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shantanu Thakur were present.
During the meeting, Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbanand Sonowal said, Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is developing the National Maritime Heritage Complex at Lothal, Gujarat. The complex will showcase India’s rich and diverse maritime heritage. NMHC is one of the flagship projects of the Sagarmala program under the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and will be the largest maritime museum complex in the world.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has expressed his happiness over the progress of this project and has assured full cooperation from Gujarat in discharging the various responsibilities assigned to the state.
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya also appreciated the efforts of the Gujarat government and directed all the people to coordinate more to complete the project within the stipulated time frame.
Gujarat government has allocated 375 acres of land for this project. Besides, additional 25 acres of land has been earmarked for development of staff quarters, 4 laning of road from state highway to NMHC project site is in progress, Narmada water supply from about 25 km distance has been completed, transmission lines of about 17 km are in progress. is and funding is being provided for setting up 66 KV GIS substation, the work of which is also under progress and the State Government has contributed Rs.150 crore for the development of basic infrastructure.
Under Sagarmala Program of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Rs. NHMC is being developed in an area of around 400 acres with an estimated cost of Rs 4500 crore and is planned to be developed through funds from public and private organizations or various organizations and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibilities) funds. Major Ports of India Rs. 209 crore is contributing funds.
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