scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Move to develop Alang on PPP model initiated

In its bid to boost the ship-breaking industry in Gujarat,the state government has initiated a concerted move to develop,maintain and operate the Alang Ship Breaking Yard near Bhavnagar on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.

Written by BASHIR PATHAN | Gandhinagar |
October 26, 2009 5:05:22 am

In its bid to boost the ship-breaking industry in Gujarat,the state government has initiated a concerted move to develop,maintain and operate the Alang Ship Breaking Yard near Bhavnagar on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.

The Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS),a leading consultancy firm,which the government had engaged last year to carry out a comprehensive study relating to the various aspects of the Ship Breaking Yard,has just completed the task of preparing a draft report and submitted it to the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).

Though the number of ships coming for dismantling at the Alang yard kept dwindling in the last four to five years,the situation has considerably improved this year.

As against 136 and 135 ships that came to Alang in 2006-07 and 2007-08 respectively,the number increased to over 200 in 2008-09 and is likely to touch the 300 mark this year,said GMB sources.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Ahmedabad News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement