Chennai: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Setharaman today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is committed to improving the trade facilitation facilities for stakeholders, including customs officers and trading communities.
Participating in the stone-laying ceremony of the nine-storeyed ‘Vaigai’ Customs House Complex to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 92 crore here, Nirmala said this building would be a testimonial for energy efficient as it will be fully equipped with all necessary fabrications to make it a total green building and prevent pollutions.
The working environment in this ‘Vaigai’ would be great and would be connected to the customs department headquarters, she added.
“This would be a first of its kind with state-of-the-art facilities and would be a template for all future customs’ department building projects. ‘Vaigai’ Customs House Complex would facilitate every stakeholders to get their businesses completed, she said, adding the 100-year long building adjacent to this site would soon get a facelift.
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) Chairman Vivek Jhori, Nitin Gupta of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Income Tax and Customs department senior officials participated in the function.