"People of this region migrated to other places in search of livelihood in the past. Now the times have changed and rapid development is taking place," spoke the Chief Minister on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that Machilipatnam port would lead to the development of Amaravati. The regions of Telangana, Maharashtra and Karnataka will also depend on the Machilipatnam port hugely for their export operations.
"With the completion of the port within two years, port-based industries would be developed, providing employment opportunities to local people. It will also be a major boost for the economy in the region," he added.