Dec 20, 2020 Work on the Machilipatnam deep sea port. The state government has permitted the Andhra Pradesh Maritime Board to call for tenders for the first phase of work for the Machilipatnam deep sea port. The AP Maritime Board will provide Rs. 90 crore towards acquisition of 225 acres of additional land required for phase 1. The Maritime Board will to raise debt of Rs. 4,745 crore.