LNG terminal, petrochemical industries at Gopalpur Port


Bhubaneswar: Gopalpur Port Limited (GPL) has planned to set up a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal and investment of Rs 2000 crore for setting up fertilizer and petrochemical industries in the periphery of the port.

It has also planned to set up an edible oil refinery.

Recently, chief secretary Asit Tripathy chaired a review meeting on various issues related to developmental activities of Gopalpur Port.

GPL Managing Director Amit Saboo informed about the ongoing activities of the port and future investment on industrialisation in the periphery of Gopalpur Port.

The chief secretary expressed satisfaction over the investment plan and projects envisioned by Gopalpur Port authorities in coming years.

The issue of capping on transportation of iron ores to Gopalpur Port came up during the discussion.

Tripathy desired that artificial capping by deputy director of mines should stop.

While there are no restrictions on the loading of trucks from mines of the state for Vishakhapatnam and Gangavaram Ports in Andhra Pradesh, a cap on loading has been put to GPL.

On the occasion, GPL Chief Executive Officer Sandeep Agarwal informed about the ongoing activities in the COVID-19 pandemic and the expansion proposals.