Govt not opposed Posco getting majority stake in JV with SAIL

Govt not opposed Posco getting majority stake in JV with SAIL

"In principle, we are not opposed to giving a majority stake to Posco in the joint venture, for which we will be seeking a Cabinet approval in a couple of months," the minister told reporters on the sidelines a summit here.

SAIL and Posco are in discussions to set up a 1.5 million tonne integrated plant in Bokaro to produce high grade steel from low-grade iron ore and non-coking coal by using the world's third largest steel company's FINEX Technology.

"The agreement between the companies is expected in the next two-three months," Singh added.

Steel ministry officials had earlier said that the plant, to come on about 2,500 acre land within the premises of SAIL Bokaro Steel unit, could cost about Rs 12,000 crore.

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