Visakhapatnam Port Trust celebrated its 85 years of memorable existence in the city of Destiny-Visakhapatnam at Kalavani, Port Indoor Stadium, Visakhapatnam in a jubilant manner. Addressing the occasion, Shri M.T. Krishna Babu, IAS, Chairman, Visakhapatnam Port Trust, stated that the support of all the Stakeholders, prominent Organizations, Employees and those related to the operations of Port made the Vizag Port proud to sustain its continuous growth till now and it would continue to grow in the days ahead. Chairman further stated that Visakhapatnam Port has been awarded with many prestigious National and International Awards viz., 2nd Cleanest Port in two consecutive years 2017 & 2018 in all Major Ports, Indian Green Energy Efficiency Award Winner-2018, Stood among the Three Top Performing Major Ports in India and Independent Survey done by Dun and Bradstreet for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Winner of AP Genentech Award-2017 in Industrial Category, etc. Chairman stated that the Port employees would be rewarded appropriately when the throughput would cross 68 Million Tonnes in the current fiscal year and added that from henceforth every year on the Port Foundation Day the students would be rewarded for better excellence in their education field. Eminent persons participated and spoke on the occasion and praised the Chairman and his entire team and expressed that in the future also Port would attain much more growth with the coordination and cooperation of the Port team and its allied organizations.
On the auspicious occasion, Chairman and the other dignitaries have given away cash awards to the children of 10th standard Govt. Schools in the vicinity of the Port area and also to the employee’s children who secured admission for the academic year 2018 through IIT, NIT, JIPMER, AIIMS, IIM, etc.