Construction of ship repair facility in Pandu to begin in May 2022, says Sarbananda Sonowal


The Pandu ship repair facility will begin construction in May 2022 and be completed in two years. Union Maritime Transport Minister Sarbananda Sonowal revealed it on Monday. Sonowal met with key officials from India’s Inland Waterways Authority (IWAI), Cochin Limited Shipyard and IIT-Madras on Monday to discuss the development of the Pandu Ship Repair Facility.

Technical work is underway, according to Sonowal, with construction of the facility scheduled to begin in May 2022. The project is expected to be completed in two years, by 2024. The new ship repair facility was announced on August 26 this year. year. This facility should play an important role in the economic recovery of the Northeast.

IWAI and Cochin Shipyard Limited collaborated in the design and implementation of this project. IIT-Madras provides technical support. The facility, also known as the “Slipway,” would be built on 3.67 acres of land donated by the Assam government. Sarbananda Sonowal went on to say that the development of the waterways is crucial for the future success of the North East.

“Our rich history of economic success can be reinvigorated by improving our rivers as waterways for a continuous and rapid flow of commerce and passengers,” Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said after the review meeting. “This would not only improve the export sector of the entire North East region, but it would also become a key multiplier in the development of jobs in the region,” he added.

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