Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Mr Nara Chandrababu Naidu announced today that Nellore will soon be developed as an Automobile Hub. He said that efforts are being made to set up automobile industries in and around Nellore with Japanese investments. Babu said that the government has already signed agreements with a number of Japanese companies who are willing to invest in the Nellore-Chennai region.
Chandrababu also announced that Nellore would be made as “Smart City” and Krishnapatnam Port would be developed as “Smart Port”. Nellore will soon be one among the top industrialized districts in AP.
Apollo Hospital Group’ 200-bedded Apollo Specialty Hospital (ASH) in Nellore was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh CM Mr N Chandrababu Naidu today. The hospital is equipped with virtual ICU and Telemedicine Technology. ASH Nellore will offer advanced treatment and cater to the needs of people in remote places with its telemedicine facility, without having to visit the hospital.
The Chairman and Founder of Apollo Group of Hospitals Mr Prathap C Reddy, said that eICU and digitised systems will play a lead role in transforming rural healthcare. The hospital will serve as a one-stop healthcare facility for advanced medical care for people in Nellore and nearby regions of Nellore, Prakasam, Kadapa and Chittoor.
A large Japanese contingent comprising investors, officials and industrialists visited Krishnapatnam port area around Nellore to assess the social infrastructure and entertainment facilities available near the industrial hubs in the district. Japanese investors are usually very particular about availability of world class social infrastructure like residential accommodation, schools, hospitals, hotels and entertainment options.
The state and district administrations have to lay more emphasis on future development of Nellore and its surrounding industrial hubs so that international companies from countries like Japan would feel comfortable to come and set up base here.
While the delegation seems to be largely satisfied about land and power availability they see lot of scope for improvements in the areas of roads, rail, port and so on.
Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal (KPCT) of Nellore has organized a Reefer Trade Fair in the port premises on Feb 27 to tap into the growing reefer container segment.
Krishnapatnam port handled 25 million tonnes of cargo last year and it is expected to cross 41 million tonnes in 2014-15. By 2020, the port could become the single largest coal importing port in the country. The port management including Ms Vinita Venkatesh, promised that they are ready to go the extra mile to facilitate reefer cargo shipments from the port like seafood and pharma exports.
The Nellore based Thermal Powertech Corporation of India Limited’s (TPCIL) first phase 660MW power plant commened operations. TPCIL, a joint venture between Gayatri Energy and Sembcorp is investing $ 1.5 billion in the 1,320 MW project. This is Gayatri Energy’s first venture in the power space. Mr TV Sandeep Reddy is the MD of Gayatri Projects.