Hyderabad: Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday urged Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas S Jaipal Reddy to expedite the implementation of the Naphtha Cracker Plant in the Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) in Andhra Pradesh.
The Chief Minister, in a letter to Mr Jaipal Reddy, requested the Union Minister to issue necessary directions to the concerned for the speedy implementation of the Naphtha Cracker Plant.
In his letter to the Union Minister, the Chief Minister said “Andhra Pradesh has bountiful resources to excel in the Petrochemical and Natural Gas sectors on the strengths of its resource potential in Krishna – Godavari basin. As you are kindly aware, Government of India have constituted the first Petroleum, Chemical, Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) of the country in an area of about 605 Sq KM in Andhra Pradesh.”
The Chief Minister added, “I am happy to share with you that Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has proposed to set up a Naphtha Cracker Plant in PCPIR region in Andhra Pradesh. The project is discussed at length by the team of senior officials of Government of Andhra Pradesh with the representatives of Gas Authority of India Limited.”
He continued, “Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) is working closely with GAIL for creating required infrastructure for the project. The proposed Naphtha Cracker Plant would be crucial for the development of PCPIR of Andhra Pradesh and would also make this PCPIR as hub of entire East Coast of the country.”
Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy requested Mr Jaipal Reddy to, “kindly arrange to issue necessary directions to the concerned for the speedy implementation of the Naphtha Cracker Plant in PCPIR in Andhra Pradesh. I assure the fullest support of Government of Andhra Pradesh in implementation of the project in Andhra Pradesh by providing all required infrastructure facilities and various clearances for the project.”(INN)