Monday, 28 June 2010

Orissa's first Marine bio-technology park to come up in Ganjam

The Orissa government has decided to set up its first marine biotechnology park near Rambha in south Orissa's Ganjam district. The park would be developed in the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode. The Ganjam district administration has already identified 23.5 acres of government land for this purpose at Gokharakuda, about 40 km from here. The state owned-Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco) has initiated the process to hand over the land for the establishment of the park. A high-level meeting was held recently at Chhatrapur, the district headquarter town to review the progress of land acquisition for different projects including the marine biotechnology park. Priyabrata Pattnaik, chairman and managing director of Idoc said, “The marine biotechnology park would be one of the tourist destinations as it would have the data on the sea animals.” The government has decided to set up the marine biotechnology park but the modalities are yet to be worked out, said a government official. Gokharakuda, the site chosen for the marine biotechnology park, located near the Rushikulya river mouth is famous as the mass nesting site of the Olive Ridley turtles.
PS: Gokharakuda is around 30 kms from Berhampur and it is already a tourist destination for Olive Ridley sea turtles
(Read the full story from Business Standard on the proposed Marine bio-technology park in Ganjam)

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