The New Mangalore Port has received nine bids for construction of a multipurpose berth in the port, said sources at the New Mangalore Port Trust.

The berth (Number 18), which is being built at an estimate of Rs. 110 crore to handle bulk cargo and containers, will be constructed within two years. September 5 was the last date for submission of the bids. The tender will be awarded to the best quote by month-end.

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