West Bengal to set up two deep sea ports

August 16th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Mamata Banerjee Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government will set up two deep sea ports in South 24 Parganas district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday.

“The port at Sagar will be a joint venture of the state government, the railways and Kolkata Port Trust. The port at Rosulpur will be built in the public-private partnership mode,” Banerjee told reporters here.

She was speaking after a meeting of the cabinet committee on infrastructure.

The chief minister said the government would float a global tender for the Rosulpur project.

The government would also set up a large market at Bolpur in Birbhum district for selling goods manufactured by self help groups (SHGs).

“It will come up on 199 acres of land,” she said, adding it would be called “Bissho Bangla Bazaar” (Global Bengal Market). Goods like pottery items and jewellery would be sold at the bazaar.

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