Cochin Port Trust to construct cruise terminal at Mormugao

After completing the construction of a Rs 25.7 crore cruise terminal at Kochi, Cochin Port Trust has now been entrusted with the construction of the full-fledged international cruise terminal that is coming up at the harbour, said Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) chairman E Ramesh Kumar on Thursday.

MPT issued the work order to Cochin Port Trust on Wednesday and the work is expected to commence shortly.

“In the backdrop of the Covid pandemic and since Cochin port has already built a cruise terminal, we have decided to appoint Cochin Port Trust as the project management consultant for this project,” said Kumar. “The work order has just been issued and since they have already executed such a project, they just need to replicate it here.”

MPT has an ambitious plan to develop a domestic and international cruise terminal, which will include Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax services, which will enable cruise passengers to directly travel by smaller ferries and boats to North Goa after disembarking.