MoU for Waterways Development in Orissa
Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Government of Orissa, and Port of Paradip and Dhamra for the development and maintenance of viable stretches of National Waterways-5. This will include stretches of about 332 kilometres completed in two phases.
In the first phase, development work on the stretch between Jokadia and Dhamra-Paradip Port would begin to facilitate shipping and navigation of cargo vessels. The required infrastructure and navigation aids would enable the movement of about 1500 tonnes of cargo vessels.
In the second phase, the stretch between Talcher and Jokadia, covering about 131 kilometres, will be developed.
The project proposal will be developed by the IWAI in the next five months, after obtaining necessary sanction of the estimated cost required for the execution of the project.