Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Adani Group for the establishment of an airstrip near Dhamra port in Bhadrak district.
The agreement was signed at the conclusion of a sectoral session on ‘Logistics & Infrastructures’ organised by the State Commerce and Transport Department in the Subarnarekha hall of MIO 2018 venue from 3 pm to 5 pm.
The signing of MOU was conducted in the presence of Commerce and Transport Minister Nrusingha Sahu, Pr Secy G. Srinivas, APC Gagan Dhal, and CEO Adani Ports and SEZ Karan Adani.
The MoU envisages construction of an Airport facility for passenger and cargo by DPCL for which Odisha Government will provide about 500 acres of land. This project will cost approximately Rs 500 crore and would be the first air terminal in North Odisha.
The proposed airstrip would serve to not only DPCL but also boost tourism as well as boost industrial activities for proposed Industrial Park.