Andhra Pradesh to develop 10 more ports

Andhra Pradesh to develop 10 more ports
New Delhi, Nov 6: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu Thursday said that his government was working on taking advantage of his state's long coastline by making it a port hub and a gateway into India.

"Ten additional ports were being developed to augment the four existing ones," Naidu said at the India Economic Summit here.

According to the chief minister, public private partnership (PPP) method is being deployed to develop the infrastructure in his state.

Naidu further said that he had a unique challenge of building a new state as well as a new state capital city.

He said that he has set-up seven missions in areas such as urban development, infrastructure development, industry and knowledge economy among others.

The first chief minister of the bifurcated state said that he will be setting up five grids in the areas of water, roads, power, gas and fibre optic networks.

"All of these missions and grids were designed to interconnect the state and bring the benefits of reforms to rural areas," Naidu said.

Naidu added that there is a need to communicate economic reforms as pro-public initiatives.

"There is a need to communicate that economic reforms are not against the common man but actually helps them,"

"It becomes all the more necessary to enter into a dialogue with the people to let them know how the reforms can benefit them."


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