Bhumi Pujan of the 5-MMTPA (million metric tonnes per annum) LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Regasification Terminal at Dhamra Port, located in Bhadrak district of Odisha, was performed by Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, at the project site.
"The terminal will play a significant role in the development of eastern India. The Prime Minister has charted a roadmap for the growth of eastern India and stated that India can't be developed without integration of its eastern arm into the mainstream economy. Dhamra LNG Terminal is a gift from PM Modi to change the narrative of Odisha and bring back its past glory."
Mr BC Tripathi, CMD, GAIL reiterated GAIL's commitment to taking the Dhamra LNG project to its fruition & recounted its multiple benefits for citizens of eastern India.
"Dhamra LNG Terminal will usher in a green wave of growth and development in eastern India by making available clean and economically viable natural gas to fuel various sectors. We are hopeful that use of natural gas will also help in reducing the carbon footprints in the States of Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal in a big way."