Paradip: Paradip Port is set cross the 100 million tonnes cargo handling for the third consecutive year in 2019-20.

The port has handled 99 million tonnes by Thursday and within next three days it will achieve the 100 million mark.

The Paradip Port Trust chairman Rinkesh Roy revealed this in the sidelines of signing of an MoU for establishment of a health unit in the Port, here on Thursday.

The health unit headed by a Port Health Officer will come up in a 4-roomed building of PPT, located at Bhuyan Chhak, Madhuban.  The MoU in this regard was inked between PPT and Port Health Organisation (PHO), government of India.

Biswajit Mishra, Sr.AEM, PPT on behalf of PPT and Dr. S.K. Kar, Sr. Regional Director, RoH & FW, government of India on behalf of ministry of H&FW, Govt. of India  signed the MoU for the establishment of the PHU, in presence of  Rinkesh Roy and Dr. P. Panda, CMO, PPT Hospital. This partnership is a part of obligation of India under International Health Regulation 2005 (IHR-2005). 

The Paradip Port chairman said, “The PHU will be responsible for the health and sanitation in the ships coming to Paradip, food safety, health & hygiene in Paradip, apart from many more functions.  He has been chasing it up with the Ministry for the last four years, since all the other Major Ports have this kind of facility.