Nodal officer to coordinate setting up multi-modal logistic parks in JK

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JAMMU: The state government on Tuesday designated Administrative Secretary, Public Works Department (PWD) as nodal officer to coordinate with the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India the development of multi-modal logistic parks (MMLPs) in J&K.
The state government has already signed MoU with Dubai Ports World for setting up multi-modal logistic parks in Jammu and Srinagar, read an official handout.
The MoU would facilitate maiden FDI to the tune of Rs 5000 crore to Jammu and Kashmir, through joint venture, over the next five years.
The proposed inland logistic parks to be established at Samba in Jammu and Ompora in Kashmir would include warehouses and specialised storage solutions including CA stores and cold storage chains for transportation of agriculture, horticulture and handicraft products and other trade-able goods from J&K directly to the markets worldwide bringing down the transportation costs substantially, read the handout.