Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister will inaugurate the Machilipatnam port construction works at Manginapudi in Krishna district.
- Machilipatnam Port is a proposed deep sea port on the coast of Bay of Bengal.
- It is located at Machilipatnam, the District Headquarters of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh.
- The port is developed by the State Government under the landlord model at a cost of Rs 5,156 crore.
- The project is being implemented by Machilipatnam Port Development Corporation Limited (MPDCL), a special purpose vehicle floated by the State government.
- The port is expected to have a capacity of 35 million tonnes in phase one, with four berths, including three general berths and one for coal.
- It would cater to exports of fertilizers, coal, cooking oil, containers, agricultural products, cement, granite, cement clinker, iron ore from Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring Telangana.
- Landlord Port Model this model, the publicly governed port authority acts as a regulatory body and as landlord while private companies carry out port operations—mainly cargo-handling activities.