VISAKHAPATNAM: Minister for Finance and district in-charge minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu has said that with the development of the ports, the state could be developed further.
Hoisting the Tricolour at the 70th Independence Day celebrations held on the police parade grounds on Monday, he said that the government had decided to develop the existing ports and setting up new ports across the state.
On par with the developmental activities in Singapore, the state government would take up various works to make Visakhapatnam a number one city in the country, the minister added.
Addressing the huge gathering, Yanamala said Visakhapatnam had been playing a vital role in the state’s economy and stood in the first place. There was not much progress in the agriculture sector and the state government would look into the issue to promote agriculture and horticulture sectors in the district, the minister added.
On the occasion, the minister presented merit certificates and medals to the employees and officials for rendering excellent services. As many as 13 departments exhibited their activities through tableaux in the celebrations. The minister distributed assets among 4,428 beneficiaries to the tune of `106.42 crore.
A large number of schoolchildren performed various cultural programmes including skits and dances with patriotic spirit.