The Andhra Pradesh government has constituted a Joint Working Group (JWG) with the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) of Russia for implementing the MoU that was signed by the USC, Sun Group and Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (AP-EDB) for the construction of a shipbuilding facility in Visakhapatnam.
A GO to this effect was issued by Principal Secretary (energy and infrastructure and investment) Ajay Jain on Friday. The president of USC had proposed to set up the shipbuilding facility and the MoU was exchanged in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Russian President Vladimir Putin during the BRICS Summit at Goa.
Andhra Pradesh will be represented in the JWG by Mr. Ajay Jain, AP-EDB CEO J. Krishna Kishore, Secretary (industries) Solomon Arokiya Raj, Director of Industries Kartikeya Misra, Director of Ports, V. Prasanna Venkatesh and EDB senior consultant K. Bhaskar.
The Secretary of Industries Department, APIIC MD and Director of Ports are vested with the responsibility to coordinate with the JWG.