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PM Modi engages in the BPCL nation’s petrochemical complex in Kerala | India News


KOCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dedicated to the nation a 6 billion rupee petrochemical complex from major oil company Bharat Petroleum here and Ro-Ro vessels from Inland Waterways in the Willingdon Islands.
On a short visit to Kerala, the Prime Minister also inaugurated the Cochin Port Trust International Cruise Terminal and Vigyana Sagar of the Cochin Shipyard, a campus for the Marine Engineering Training Institute.
At a function here, he also laid the foundation stone for the Cochin Port Trust’s South Coal Berth.

BPCL said that the Propylene Derived Petrochemical Project (PDPP) located near its Kochi Refinery here will produce acrylic acid, oxo-alcohol and acrylates, which are predominantly imported today.
These products have applications in paints and coatings, solvents, adhesives, chemicals for water treatment, the construction industry, and superabsorbent polymers among others.
The two new Roll-on / Roll-off vessels, deployed between Bolgatty and Willingdon Island on National Waterway-3, will have the capacity to transport six 20-foot trucks, three 20-foot tow trucks, three 40-foot tow trucks. and 30 passengers each.
The service, operated by the Inland Waterways Authority, will benefit commerce as a result of reduced transportation costs and transit time, and will also lead to reduced congestion on Kochi’s roads, it was said.
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, and Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Mansukh L Mandaviya and V Muraleedharan attended the event in Ambalamedu, near here.

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