Wed, May 18, 2016, 08:15 AM
The State government has intensified its efforts to complete deep water port at Machilipatnam despite objections from farmers. The AP government will construct 15 berths out of 26 in first phase. The target was set to achieve 47 million tonnes of imports and exports by 2022. To construct berths, the State government has to acquire 4,500 acres of land. The State government wants to give special package for farmers, who will be losing 2,200 acres.