Union Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge), Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the direct port entry (DPE) facility of VO Chidambaranar Port Trust in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) by unveiling the e-plaque on Tuesday.
The Union Shipping Minister GK Vasan recently said that the falling value of rupee will stroÂngly affect port development works in the country and its shipping industry. The present economic crisis in India has affected employment opportunities of even cadÂets trained at the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI)-run Maritime Training Institute (MTI), the Minister added.
As the Tamil Nadu government targeting the southern parts of the state for industrial development, Thoothukudi on July 27 launched a two-day roadshow to woo investors in Chennai. Former president of The All India Chamber of Commerce and Industries T Vel Shankar said the idea was to make Thoothkudi the investment hub.