Kolkata, Oct 16 - Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) Chairman Vinit Kumar has assured port users that the issue of payments withheld due to Goods and Services Tax (GST) would be addressed and said money released urgently, an official said on October 16.
"During his maiden visit to the Haldia Dock Complex (HDC), Kumar heard on the issue from various stakeholders. He assured port users that payments withheld due to GST issues would be addressed and payments released urgently," a KoPTA statement said.
Kumar, after taking over as Chairman, visited HDC of Kolkata Port Trust on October 13 and 14 and met stakeholders like port users, contractors, union representatives and officers' association representatives.
He also took stock of initiatives taken up at HDC, including access control through RFID system, and directed for speeding up implementation of port infrastructure, which would generate additional cargo and revenue for HDC in future.
Kumar directed for expediting implementation of GIS-based land management at the dock and requested stakeholders to cooperate with the port authorities for increasing traffic as well as efficiency.