Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy on Tuesday said, two multi-modal logistics parks will be set up in the state. The logistics parks are expected to come up in about 100 acres of land near Krishnapatnam and Kakinada ports. The minister reviewed the progress of the project along with senior officials at the secretariat and stated that a special logistics policy will be issued for the year 2021 soon. The minister said the government is currently working on the logistics policy, taking into consideration the policies of Singapore-like countries.
The industries department is looking at Public-private partnership route to build the parks in Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) lands. "On the lines of ease of doing business, we will work out ease of doing logistics," Reddy noted. He also noted that for logistics to thrive, freight carriers are crucial for minor and major ports, cold storages and warehouses.
These parking bays are expected to be equipped with refuelling stations, parking slots, F&B outlets and drivers resting rooms. Meanwhile, industries department director informed the major problems being faced by businessmen and manufacturers.