Union government has given final approval to National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) in Kalinga Nagar of Jajpur district.
The decision was taken following receipt of different proposals by the state government. The information was given by Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
Establishment of the Zone will facilitate creation and upgradation of several infrastructural linkages in Odisha.
According to Goyal, the project includes upgradation from two lane carriageway to six-lane carriageway of National Highway-200 between Chandikhole to Kalinga Nagar National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (KNIMZ) and four-lane carriageway to six-lane carriageway of NH-5A between Chandikhole to Paradip Port.
He said the project also includes improvement of 132.36 km stretch of Talcher-Duburi-Chandikhole highway to four lane standard which has already been awarded in three packages on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode to contractual agencies.
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