The Odisha government has approved financial bidding process for the state’s first riverine port on river Mahanadi near Akhadasal.
Ports located near river fronts are called as riverine ports. The project under Mahakalapada block in Kendrapada district on public private partnership mode.
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik-headed high-level clearance authority (HLCA) gave nod to four major port developing agencies–Hindustan Ports Private Limited, Adani Ports and SEZ Limited, Essar Ports and Navayuga Engineering Company Limited—to participate in the financial bidding.
According to a TOI report, all the four agencies had earlier qualified in the technical bidding process for developing the port.
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