Machilipatnam Area Development Authority Master Plan
Machilipatnam: The China-based Guizhou International Investment Corporation (GIIC), a consortium of three Chinese manufacturing firms, has evinced interest in preparing a master plan of the Machilipatnam Area Development Authority.
A team led by GIIC Vice- President Chen Zin on Wednesday discussed the proposal with MADA Chairman and Krishna District Joint Collector Gandham Chandrudu.
The Chinese team was told about various industrial proposals of the MADA in which the deep-sea port at Machilipatnam would be the immediate project to be taken up on a war-footing.
Mr. Chandrudu gave an overview of the MADA’s jurisdiction, which spreads across 426.16 square km, including the coastal belt of Machilipatnam.
Deep-sea port area
He appealed to the GIIS team to visit the proposed site for various industrial activities, including the deep-sea port area.
Coastal Economic Region
The GIIS has already signed a memorandum of understanding with the GMR group of India to set up units in the Kakinada-based Special Economic Zone.
The Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department in February issued GO 15, constituting the MADA under the Andhra Pradesh Urban Areas (Development) Act 1975.The MADA will be headquartered at Machilipatnam.
“The State government has a vision on SagarMala and Port Policy. According to these policies, each port on the coast shall have Coastal Economic Region with jurisdiction over land use planning and development in port proximal area surrounding 10 kilometers radius to 30 kilometers radius of the port,” reads the order.
The GO stated that the modalities for development of lands, preparation of master plan and zonal development plans, acquisition and disposal of land, inspection and penalties would be in compliance with the Andhra Pradesh Urban Area (Development) Act 1975. The MADA will consist of eight members from the State Government. Principal Secretary/Secretary to Government dealing with Municipal Administration and Urban Development will be its Chairman. Its jurisdiction extends to the area earmarked for Machilipatnam port and Machilipatnam Industrial Corridor.