Sarbananda Sonowal – Former Chief Minister, Assam:
A landmark moment for Assam and North East, as we signed an agreement with Hooghly Cochin Shipyard Limited (HCSL) for Ship Repair Facility (Slipway) at Pandu, Guwahati.
I am glad to be joined on this occasion by CM Himanta Biswa, MoS Shantanu & other dignitaries.
The Ship Repair Facility (Slipway) at Pandu Port will address the issue of lack of repair facility/dry docking at present in the North East.
This will avert unnecessary large haulage to Kolkata for repairs saving travel distance of 2,500 km and 35-40 days voyage period.