Shipyard to come up at Haldia with Rs 2000 Cr.

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Kolkata, Dec 27 (UNI) The West Bengal government has decided to acquire four mouzas under Sutahata police station in Haldia for setting up of a shipyard with a cost of Rs 2000 crore, state Chief Secretary Amit Kiran Deb said today.

Mr Deb told mediapersons after a cabinet meeting that in all 500 acres of land would be acquired in Mahishadal, Madur, Sutahata and Nabagram for setting up the shipyard.

The project was a joint venture between Bengal Shipyard and APJ Surendra Group which would create employment opportunities for 3000 people, he added.

Mr Deb said the total investment for the project was estimated at Rs 2000 crore.

He also informed that a car's spare parts manufacturing unit was coming up at Guptamani near Kharagpur in collaboration of West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation(WBIDC), West Bengal Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (WBIIDC) and SREI.

Referring to the government's measures for improving the education sector, Mr Deb said the government has decided to appoint 4900 and 2700 new teachers for secondary and higher secondary schools respectively.

He said 1050 non-teaching staffs would be recruited for the secondary schools while the number would be 900 in case of higher secondary schools.


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