Port’s beach nourishment programme towards an eco-friendly and sustainable development
Gopalpur Port is located in Odisha on the eastern coastline of India. As part of the on-going port construction project, Gopalpur Port has deposited 4 million cubic meters of sand and other soil north of the Port nourishing a 5 km beach front stretch.
A significant portion of material recovered from dredging of the Port basin has been deposited along the shore north of the port near Arjeepalli village. The conventional method of disposing dredged material is a high-seas discharge. GPL though chose to deposit it over 5 kms at considerable financial cost.
Amit Saboo, Managing Director Gopalpur Port said, “An important aspect of our business is to ensure that our activities are environmentally and ecologically sustainable. We are committed to the highest standards of sustainable development.”
Sanjay Thorat, DGM, HSE, GPL said, “Gopalpur Port works with Berhampur University for shoreline monitoring and its related aspects.”
Sea News, September 16