Port Master Plans and Feasibility Studiesby K. A. Sundaram, Tuticorin Port Trust, Tuticorin, India,
Abstract: Port projects are cost-intensive long-life irreversible assets, and developing countries particularly limping with resource constraints could not afford the luxury of short-sighted defective planning. There is an allround awareness among the port authorities to the need for exercising ritual long-term planning in close co-ordination with the port operators and users to provide the right type of facility so that its utilisation remains optimum. Master plan is a nucleus around which must swivel other developmental programmes in a pre-set time horizon. Feasibility Study aims to turn each part of the Master Plan into reality at the right time, in the right form at an economic cost. The facets of Port Master plans and Feasibility Studies are discussed in this paper.
Subject Headings: Feasibility studies | Ports and harbors | Traffic analysis | Construction costs | Assets | Developing countries | Economic factors | Land use
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