Gujarat okays CNG port terminal at Bhavnagar

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat government on Sunday gave its approval for a

Compressed Natural Gas

(CNG) terminal in Bhavnagar with a proposed investment of 1,900 crore, an official said.

A state government release said the facility, approval for which was given by the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board headed by chief minister

Vijay Rupani

, would be the world's first CNG port terminal.

It will be developed jointly by UK-headquartered Foresight Group and Mumbai-based Padmanabh Mafatlal Group, the release added.

The Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) had signed an MoU with Foresight Group to set up this port terminal at Bhavnagar in the Vibrant Gujarat Summit held in January this year, said the release.

Apart from the CNG terminal, the investors would also develop a Ro-Ro terminal, liquid cargo terminal and

container terminal

at Bhavnagar port with a cumulative investment of 1,900 crore, said the release.

The proposed CNG port terminal will have a capacity to handle 1.5 million metric tonne per annum (MMTPA).

The GMB manages the existing port at Bhavnagar, having a capacity to handle three MMTPA cargo, and t....

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