Foundation laid for Ramayapatnam Port, construction begins

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the Ramayapatnam Port in Nellore district, marking the beginning of construction work at Rs 3,736.14 crore. He said there are only six ports in the state since Independence and the ruling government is bringing four more ports, including Ramayapatnam, to boost economic activity, job opportunities, and overall development in the state. The Chief Minister added Ramayapatnam Port is being taken up at an investment of Rs 3,740 crore for four berths with a handling capacity of 25 MT, where six more berths can be added in the future at a cost of Rs 200 crore for each for handling 50 MT. With the construction of four ports, 100 MT of cargo handling can be added to the existing capacity of 228 MT, he added.