The Guizhou International Investment Corporation (GIIC) of China has begun the exercise of preparing a master plan to develop a deep sea port and Machilipatnam Industrial Corridor within the jurisdiction of the Machilipatnam Area Development Authority. The experts of the GIIC, a consortium of three Chinese manufacturing firms, have already completed a field visit before the consortium evinced interest in preparing the master plan. GIIC Vice-President Chen Zin was among the experts who inspected the MADA area in March.
The GIIC had also completed a study related to geographical area, cyclone and other data pertaining to natural calamities and marine trade operations on the Machilipatnam coast during the post-colonial period. On Friday, Machilipatnam Member of Parliament K. Narayana and Excise and B.C. Welfare Minister K. Ravindra shared their ideas on developing a township and other requirements to meet the future housing and infrastructure needs.
“The GIIC experts will prepare the master plan of the MADA. We emphasized on tapping unexplored tourism potential in Machilipatnam including the coast and beaches," said Mr. Narayana. The GIIC will also focus on ensuring better access to drinking water, apart from better road and other infrastructure facilities within the township.