JNPT-SEZ con­fers sec­ond land al­lot­ment to suc­cess­ful bid­ders

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Port-led eco­nomic growth and ac­cel­er­a­tion of in­dus­trial growth have been ac­corded pri­or­ity by the cen­tral govern­ment. Set­ting up of the multi-prod­uct JNPT-SEZ on free­hold land of 277 hectares was con­ceived un­der the aegis of Sa­gar­mala pro­gramme of the Min­istry of Ship­ping, and is ex­pected to at­tract global ma­jors and be a game changer for the econ­omy of the re­gion. Nitin Gadkari, Min­is­ter for Ship­ping, Road Transport, High­ways and Water Re­sources, River Devel­op­ment & Ganga Re­ju­ve­na­tion, Govt. of In­dia, handed over the sec­ond round of land al­lot­ment cer­tifi­cates to suc­cess­ful bid­ders. Out of 450 acres of the leasable land for devel­op­ment, 75 acres have been al­lot­ted to 16 in­vestors and JNPT

`630 has col­lected a premium of crore by al­lot­ting these to suc­cess­ful bid­ders through three ten­ders floated by it. Out of 16 bid­ders, 15 com­pa­nies fall un­der the MSME cat­e­gory, sig­nalling the po­ten­tial to cre­ate good em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties that will pri­mar­ily ben­e­fit the lo­cal peo­ple. Ten bid­ders were awarded Let­ter of In­tent at the event held in Mumbai. “JNPT-SEZ is mak­ing smooth progress and I am very happy that global in­vestors are tak­ing great in­ter­est in set­ting up their units at JNPT-SEZ. Mak­ing In­dia an in­dus­trial hub and pro­duc­ing goods in In­dia at com­pet­i­tive costs are ma­jor goals, and JNPT-SEZ will go a long way in ful­fill­ing them,” said Gadkari.

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