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CM: Bengal to build Tajpur deep sea port on its own

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The West Bengal government will build the Tajpur deep sea port on its own and not go into a partnership with the Centre, as planned earlier, CM Mamata Banerjee iterated on Tuesday.

Speaking at the inauguration of a convention centre in Digha, Banerjee asked state chief secretary Malay De and other senior officials present to expedite the paperwork.

“We have waited five years for the Centre to agree to our terms for implementing the project in partnership with us. The Centre was to bear 76% of the project cost while the state would foot the remainder. We had only asked the Centre to build a bridge connecting Sagar Islands with the mainland. They had agreed to do so when Nitin Gadkari was shipping minister. But somehow, the Centre never built the bridge or made any headway with the project. Now, I want the state to execute the project on its own. It will generate employment in Tajpur and its adjoining areas, including Digha. Besides, the project will make way for a business corridor connecting Haldia, Digha, Tajpur and other areas,” she said.

 

Source: Times of India

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