COAL & MINES

Gautam Adani meets Naveen Patnaik, talks about Dhamra Port expansion

The Adani Group on Friday assured a huge investment to expand the capacity of its Dhamra Port Company Ltd (DPCL) to 300 million tonne per annum and for other industrial projects. The Adani Group chairman also discussed its investment plans in Odisha in logistics, industrial park, information technology and metal industries.

The issue was discussed when Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani and his son and CEO of Adani Ports and SEZ Limited Karan Adani met chief minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas here on Saturday. There was no discussion on the volume of investment. The company is likely to reveal its detailed investment plan during the third edition of Make in Odisha conclave that will be held this year, official sources said.

The chief minister assured all support to the Adani Group in its future projects. He also invited the Adani Group for the conclave, said an official source. The DPCL currently runs two berths to handle dry cargo like iron ore, coal and limestone with a capacity of 25 million tonne per annum (MTPA).

It has already received clearances to expand its capacity to 100 mtpa. According to media reports, the Adani Group plans for a Mundra-like expansion plan at Dhamra.

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