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Haldia to house a joint venture integrated logistic park
Aug '08
An integrated logistics park is being planned at Haldia by UK-based Eredene Group in a joint venture with Apeejay Infra-Logistics Pvt Ltd (AILPL) in which it has a 50 percent stake.

In an exclusive interview with Fibre2fashion, Mr Parwez Ahmed Siddiqui, Chief Executive Officer of Haldia Development Authority (HDA) stated that the entity has set aside, 90 acres of land for the project in its industrial zone area while the lease acquisition is still in process. He further added saying, “The proposed logistics park will absorb an investment of around Rs1,500 million and is expected to generate employment opportunities for about 2000 people. Besides, the logistic park site is about 7 kilometers from the port of Haldia, the fifth largest in the country and quite close to the petrochemical center.”

The area around the port is known to house some of the most reputed national and international petrochemical companies including Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Tata Chemicals, Haldia Petrochemicals and Mitsubishi Chemicals Corporation (MCC).

Mr Siddiqui also pointed out that HDA would also provide core logistic facilities for the park including container yard, warehouse / distribution centres / temperature controlled storage, covered sheds & open storages, truck terminal, admin building , fuel and service station, container & truck repair facility with spare part stores, equipment & trade finance , insurance & banking, power, water and sewerage connections, fire fighting, IT infrastructure, high mast lighting, green belt, wide roads, offices for logistics and trading companies, exhibition / convention / conference centre etc.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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